Feedback about Foundation Course among Medical Students - A Cross Sectional Study
Keywords:Medical Council of India, Foundation course, Phase IMBBS, Stress and academics.
Background: Medical institutions throughout the world implement foundation course at the initial phase
among Phase IMBBS, to overcome the diverse challenges faced by the students and to improve their
academics. Indian students preferably get enrolled into the medical profession at the age of 17-19 years with
dissimilar psychological characteristics, diverse expectations from family and society.
Aim and Objective: This study was aimed to evaluate the effectiveness and impact of the foundation course
among Phase IMBBS.
Materials and Methods: This cross-sectional study was conducted among 150 phase I MBBS students,
inclusive of males and females, within the age group of 17-19 year. Their responses were statistically
analyzed through Microsoft excel.
Results: 150 students participated in thisstudy and about 82% of Phase I MBBS students showed positive
responsesregarding the various sessions of foundation course.
Conclusion: Foundation course for Phase I MBBS students is found to beuseful for initiation and smooth
transition into medical field and justifies the mandatory suggestion done by the Medical Council of India, as
it reduces the factors which create stress and improves the academic performance.
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