Perception of Medical students about Forensic Medicine subject- A survey based study at Govt. Medical Institute situated in hilly region of Uttarakhand State
Keywords:Medico-legal investigation, perception, interest, scope, questionnaire.
The main aim of teaching Forensic Medicine in our nation to develop doctors who are knowledgeable and well
aware about medico-legal Responsibilities in the practice of medicine. Forensic medicine and toxicology are
required to be taught to MBBS undergraduate during their second professional year, which lasts 18 months
in India. The study was done among a total of 352 MBBS undergraduates of VCSGGIMS & R Srinagar Pauri
Garhwal Uttarakhand after dividing them in to three groups. The Students were asked to express their responses
on a scale with grading from 1 to 5 on a questionnaire for survey. 84.9% students strongly or somewhat had
agreed that the subject has utility after MBBS course for delivering health services especially in Government
Health centre and While 5.1% strongly or somewhat had disagreed with it.