Intern’s experience throughout their graduating years – a cross sectional questionnaire survey
Introduction: This survey was conducted amongst undergraduate students upon completing internship. The objective of the study was to assess the students' perceptions about their learning experiences in the dental college and their future career plan in dentistry.
Materials and Method: A descriptive, cross-sectional study was conducted on 81 interns of the dental college by distributing structured survey questionnaire. The components of the survey include; undergraduate curriculum, student motivation and support, infrastructure and facilities, components of teaching-learning programs, administrative services, confidence level in carrying out clinical procedures and postgraduate specialty preference.
Results: Majority of the interns (n= 73, 90.12%) responded to the survey handouts. Majority of the interns (n= 61, 83.5%) agreed that they are satisfied with the overall BDS training and about 86.3% wanted to pursue further postgraduate study.
Conclusion: The undergraduate curriculum was satisfactory to the majority of the respondents; there are still certain aspects of the curriculum that need to be improved in their perception.
KeywordsDental education - Dental graduate student - Internship - graduating questionnaire - Educational experience
Received: 10 March 2015
Accepted: 12 August 2017
22 April 2020 (online)
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