Benefits from 4th Year Surgical Course for Medical Students upon Reaching 6th Year Surgical Course at the Faculty of Medicine, Umm Al-Qura University

  •  Hatem A. Sembawa    


The aim of the study was to evaluate the benefits from 4th year surgical course for medical students upon reaching 6th year surgical course. A questionnaire survey was conducted and questions regarding student satisfaction with the 4th year course and the benefits gained from this course in the 6th year were evaluated. Students were questioned regarding their interest in surgery as a career. A total of 67 students were enrolled in the study and the information collected from them was analyzed. The results showed that only 35 students reported in agreement of offering 1 surgery course; whereas, only 32 students reported in agreement of 2 surgery courses. The results also showed that only 26 students were interested in surgery as a career. The study emphasized on spreading awareness among students regarding surgery, and suggested that courses must be introduced in the curriculum to help students in their future decision making.

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  • ISSN(Print): 1927-5250
  • ISSN(Online): 1927-5269
  • Started: 2012
  • Frequency: bimonthly

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