ARE ORAL & MAXILLOFACIAL SURGERY POST GRADUATES CONFIDENT IN PRACTICING THE FULL SCOPE OF THE SPECIALTY: A QUALITATIVE RESEARCH
European Journal of Molecular & Clinical Medicine,
2020, Volume 7, Issue 11, Pages 7167-7173
AbstractAim: Purpose of the present research was to assess the level of confidence of post graduate students of oral and maxillofacial surgery branch; in practicing to their full potential. Methodology: In this cross-sectional study, all the post graduate students of oral and maxillofacial branch who pursuing their Masters of Dental Surgery in both private or government dental institutions; were included (purposive sampling) in our area. Prestructured questionnaires (10 questions) were distributed to them, the collected data were entered in Microsoft excel 2010, and variables were analysed using descriptive statistics and Chi-square test with the help of SPSS 25.0. Results: 60 % of respondents felt that they had more exposure to traumatology (1.12±0.98) as compared to other subspecialties and least in orthognathic surgeries. However, they felt that cosmetic surgery and onco-surgical sub-specialty will have an edge in future practice of OMFS. They felt the need for more training in handling cases of orthognathic surgical procedures (0.98±0.32).
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