Attitude of Medical Students in Preclinical Stage towards their Field of Study at Qom University of Medical Sciences (2015

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Soroush Sharifi Moghadam 1 , Fatemeh Rajati 2 , Amir Hossein Naderi 1 , Mohammad Mehdi Serajinejad 1 , Siamak Mohebi 3 , *

1 Student Research Committee, Qom University of Medical Sciences, Qom, Iran

2 Dept. of Health Education and Promotion, School of Public Health, Kermanshah University of Medical Sciences, Kermanshah, Iran

3 Dept. of Health Education and Promotion, School of Health, Qom University of Medical Sciences, Qom, Iran

How to Cite: Sharifi Moghadam S , Rajati F , Naderi A H , Serajinejad M M , Mohebi S . Attitude of Medical Students in Preclinical Stage towards their Field of Study at Qom University of Medical Sciences (2015, Educ Res Med Sci. 2017 ; 5(2):e79208.

ARTICLE INFORMATION

Educational Research in Medical Sciences: 5 (2); e79208
Published Online: January 11, 2017
Article Type: In Brief
Received: October 22, 2016
Accepted: December 25, 2016
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Abstract

Medical students as future doctors play an important role in society health promotion. This study aimed to assess medical students' attitude to their field at Qom University of Medical Sciences (2015). Participants in this cross-sectional study included all three-year pre-clinical stage medical students. 145 students completed Minnesota University standard questionnaire. Scoring of the questionnaire is based on Likert scale. Scores between 16 and 80 represent the total possible score achieved. Data were analyzed using t-test, ANOVA and Pearson correlation coefficient. Mean and standard deviation of the students' attitude score was 59.31±6.68. 11%, 67.6%, 20.7%, and 0.7% had optimistic, good, moderate, and poor attitude, respectively. The mean score of attitude did not have a significant difference in terms of gender, marital status, and status of residence (P>0.05). Having a positive attitude towards one's discipline and future career plays a critical role in learning activities. Appropriate attitude need to be considered in medical education.

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