Medical Ethics: From the eyes of Undergraduate Medical students, a Study Conducted in Vadodara


  • Sefaliben Patel
  • Reekee Patel
  • Dushyant kumar Barot



Clinical Practice, Ethical Dilemma, Knowledge, Medical Ethics, Under Graduate Medical students.


Medical Practitioners are guided and guarded by Medical Ethics as it provides various Do’s and Don’ts for
Medical Practitioners. Safe clinical practice is the universal motto as nowadays allegations are being increased
against doctors. Knowledge of Medical Ethics and proper execution of principle of ethics can safeguard the clinical
practice of doctors and can save them from allegations as well as from negligence charges. So a cross sectional
observational study is conducted to assess the knowledge regarding medical ethics amongst undergraduate
students of a medical college vadodara. A study questionnaire was prepared containing basic questions pertaining
to Medical Ethics and that was pretested over 50 medical under graduate students as pylot study and was modified
by amendments of different answer options of questions asked for better outcome. The study reveal that students
are well aware about medical ethics but still there are areas involving ethical dilemma and virtue ethics require
improvement for which students are keen to learn medical ethics more. Students opine that learning of medical
ethics can enhance the clinical practice skills, competencies and can lead to better future clinical practice as well
for patient care.

Author Biographies

Sefaliben Patel

1st Year Resident Doctor, Anatomy Department, Medical College Baroda, Gujarat

Reekee Patel

Associate Professor, Forensic Medicine Department, Parul Institute of Medical Sciences and Research, Parul
University, Vadodara, Gujarat

Dushyant kumar Barot

Associate Professor, Forensic Medicine Department, Banas Medical College and Research Institute, Palanpur, Gujarat.




How to Cite

Sefaliben Patel, Reekee Patel, & Dushyant kumar Barot. (2022). Medical Ethics: From the eyes of Undergraduate Medical students, a Study Conducted in Vadodara. Medico Legal Update, 22(4), 46–49.