OPINIONS AND FUTURE PLANS OF ORTHODONTIC RESIDENTS IN GUJARAT
European Journal of Molecular & Clinical Medicine,
2022, Volume 9, Issue 8, Pages 1921-1930
AbstractAim: The main aim of the study is to explore current orthodontic residents' opinions, demographics, their plans for the future. Objective: To evaluate the current perceptions of orthodontic residents on their future plans and to evaluate the interest between males and female on their future plans.
Materials And Methods: 98 residents of department of orthodontics from various colleges of Gujarat participated in the questionnaire study. Questionnaire was sent using google forms and necessary data were recorded. The participants opinion regarding their future orthodontic plans and goals were tabulated. Results: Most of the residents are willing to open their own dental clinic (71.4%) or a multi-speciality clinic (73.5%) after their post-graduation. Comparison between male and female showed statistically significant differences on planning to join military services, going abroad after postgraduation and working solely as a consulting orthodontist.
Conclusion. Residents are willing to open their own dental clinic or a multi-speciality clinic after their post-graduations. Moreover, majority of residents are willing to keep up with the technological advancement and artificial intelligence. Interest for conducting research significantly lowers over the period of residency which could be looked into. And lastly, there are areas where male and female have their differences regarding their career options. The data could be of the significant help as baseline data to conduct the same study at a national level. Changes in the curriculum keeping in mind the resident’s interest with necessary skill and training can be incorporated.
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