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Title

Student Perceptions towards an Integrated Mentoring Approach: Cross Sectional Study in the University of Bisha

Authors: Muffarah AL-Harthi
Hussein Abdellatif
Ibrahim El-jack
Moatasem Ibrahim
Saud AL-Shahrani
Masoud Isaac
Institutions: Family Medicine Department , College of Medicine, University of Bisha, SA
Department of Anatomy , College of Medicine, University of Bisha, SA
Anatomy and Embryology Department, Faculty of Medicine, University of Mansoura, Egypt

Background

Mentoring is a process between a student and an expert that enhances intellectual, personal and professional skills.

The aim of this research is to determine Student Perceptions towards an Integrated Mentoring Approach used in University of Bisha, College of Medicine (UBCOM)

Summary of Work

Specification of mentoring program was established. Inclusion criteria were determined. We developed a survey of paper-based questionnaire that characterized mentor-mentees relationship.

The questionnaire consisted of 20 questions .This questionnaire was delivered to students (n=106) by hands between January and February 2018. The rating scale and descriptive responses were analyzed by qualitative free text analysis.

Summary of Results

Response rate was 94.3% (n=100) for students.

Overall, positive response rates regarding effectiveness and value between mentees was 80%.

Responses revealed :

  • 78.2% got benefits from the mentoring program in academic issues.
  • 76.4% found the mentoring program effective and worth time spent in participating.
  • 64.7% noted that mentoring process should not be included in final assessment.
  • 68.6% showed positive response to one to one session than group mentoring
  • Cronbach’s alpha for internal consistency reliability revealed accepted degree of variance (0.863) among questions.

Conclusion

Student perceptions towards mentoring were positive.

Academic achievements were strongly correlated with performance in mentoring process (P <0.05).

Other academic societies may use this program as basis of developing their teaching process.

Take-home Messages

Despite increasing recognition that mentoring is essential in medical careers, little is known about its prevalence and perceptions among medical students.

Other academic societies may use this program as basis of developing their teaching process.

Acknowledgement

Thanks to the UBCOM academic staff.

Special thanks to Dr. Abdullah Alshahrani & Dr.Elhadi Miskeen  

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Date: 2018-06-17 14:19:44
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