Evaluation of awareness and attitudes regarding research among medical students of College of Medicine Al Imam Muhammad Bin Saud Islamic University Riyadh

Authors

Khalid I AlQumaizi
Salahuddin Khan
Osama Al-Khamees

Theme

Innovating in medical education

Category

Student related issues

INSTITUTION

imam university

Conclusion

The studied population of students showed an extremely positive attitude towards research. However in the knowledge domain there were some deficiencies. The organizers of the course in a PBL system should maintain a close rapport with the students.

Background


 

esearch training in early years of medical school can be an important strategy to deal with upcoming challenges of health care. It is therefore necessary that medical students should be taught the art of critical thinking and reasoning skills so that they will develop a positive perception about research in general and health care research in particular. The early research training and involvement in research will build confidence and sense of responsibility among the students. This will transform the medical care and increases the numbers of physician scientist.

 

 

College of medicine Al Imam Muhammad Bin Saud Islamic University is newly build medical college in Riyadh.  The curriculum of this college is a unique combination of lecture base and PBL base system, which we call it a hybrid system. The curriculum is very rich in term of training of research to students in the early ages. The students of the college are exposed to a good level of national and international research.

Summary of Work

 

The present study was carried out at college of medicine al imam Muhammad Bin Saud Islamic University Riyadh.50 student of different back grounds took part in the survey. A pretested questionnaire was distributed among the students to evaluate the attitude and knowledge about the research.

Take-home Messages

Knowledge and attitude both are required for an excellent researcher.

Acknowledgement
Summary of Results

 

Students were evaluated for the attitude and knowledge. Among attitude70% mentioned that, for scientific knowledge, research is mandatory. 62%   want to be involved in research throughout their medical career.68% are of the opinion that scientific research is relevant to clinical practice.  In knowledge domain 8% student correct all questions, 78% students correct the 25-50% of the questions whereas 14% did not answer a single question. 

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Conclusion
Background
Summary of Work
Take-home Messages
Acknowledgement
Summary of Results

Table 1

Reasons for getting involved in research (50)

 

Attitude

Completely Disagree

Disagree

Not Sure

Agree

Completely Agree

 

 

No(%age)

No(%age)

No(%age)

1

I like research because it is good source of making money.

26(53)

11(22)

13(26)

5

In order to understand the scientific knowledge understanding of research is mandatory for all clinicians.

9(14)

7(14)

35(70)

7

I plan to be involved in research throughout my medical career.

12(21)

7(14)

31(62)

12

Laboratory-based scientific research is relevant to clinical practice.

4(8)

12(24)

34(68)

 

Table 2

Reasons for getting not involved in research (50)

 

Attitude

Completely Disagree

Disagree

Not Sure

Agree

Completely Agree

 

 

No(%age)

No(%age)

No(%age)

2

I don’t like research because research is a challenging field.

39(78)

8(16)

3(6)

4

Research is a job of basic researcher not of clinicians.

29(58)

8(16)

13(26)

11

Current courses do not allow me to take part in research.

25(50)

10(20)

15(30)

14

Taking time off to do research is waste of time, if it does not advance my future career.

 

26(52)

10(20)

14(28)

 

Table 3

Evaluation Student Knowledge about the Scientific Research by Response to Questions (50 students)

Student answers for the Question they were asked.

4 correct answers

no(%age)

3 correct answers

no(%age)

2 correct answers

no(%age)

1 correct answers

no(%age)

0 correct answers

no(%age)

2

2

22

17

7

4 %

4

44

34

14

 

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