Online ISSN: 2515-8260

Keywords : Foundation course


A QUESTIONNAIRE BASED SURVEY ON FEEDBACK OF FOUNDATION COURSE FROM FIRST YEAR MBBS STUDENTS AT TMC & DR. BRAM TEACHING HOSPITAL, TRIPURA

Nabaneet Majumder, Swarupa Chakma, Sayandeep Nath, Maharshi Debnath, Sanjay Nath

European Journal of Molecular & Clinical Medicine, 2022, Volume 9, Issue 3, Pages 11436-11446

Background: The Board of Governors in supersession of Medical Council of India has started the foundation course of one month at the commencing of first year MBBS course. The intention had been to sensitize the fresh medical students with the required knowledge and skills that would benefit them in acclimatizing to the new rapidly evolving medical environment. The new admitted medical students need to get oriented and sensitized at various identified areas. In view of this medical council of India has introduced a dedicated foundation course for students. To evaluate the feedback of the students regarding the foundation course this study was conducted.
Aim: The study was a questionnaire based survey on feedback of foundation course from first year MBBS students, batch 2020-2021 at TMC and Dr BRAM Teaching Hospital, Tripura.
Method: The study was conducted by a MCI advised feedback questionnaire containing 4-point Likert scale on various modules. The ethical clearance from the institutional ethical committee was obtained before the study.
Result: Most of the students (45.45% male and 50.00% female) gave good response on first aid and skill module. Regarding community orientation module 54.55% male gave average response. Regarding the sports and extracurricular activities 42.00% male and 35.00% female gave poor feedback.
Conclusion: The student’s feedback on foundation program was very encouraging despite the limitation of the course with shortened duration due to covid 19 pandemic. It can be hoped that this foundation course will lead to better healthcare and positive doctor patient relationship.