Factors influencing medical student participation in an obstetrics and gynaecology clinic

Ferha Saeed, Mahwash Kassi, Samia Ayub, Rabeea Rehman, Pashtoon M. Kasi, Javed H. Rizvi

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Abstract

Objective: To identify factors influencing medical student participation in an obstetrics and gynaecology (OBGYN) setting. Methods: This was a cross sectional study carried out on patients admitted in OBGYN wards of Aga Khan University Hospital, Karachi, Pakistan. A total of 250 patients consented to participate in this study. Results: Eighty three percent of the people responded 'yes' to the question of being initially seen by a medical student. People who consented were 3.5 times more likely to know that their primary consultant was a teacher at a medical school i.e. they were initially aware that they were in a teaching hospital (p-value < 0.01). Additionally, people who did consent were 3.5 times more likely to have been admitted because of labour/delivery (p-value < 0.001) and 2.7 times more likely to have a monthly income of more than Rs. 20,000 (p-value < 0.05). Conclusions: A number of factors have been identified in our study along with proposed solutions. Identification of these potentially modifiable factors in the medical student-patient interaction is important to improve the involvement of medical students in the care of the patients.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)495-498
Number of pages4
JournalJournal of the Pakistan Medical Association
Volume57
Issue number10
StatePublished - Oct 1 2007

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Medicine(all)

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