TRENDS OF POSTGRADUATION AMONG MEDICAL DOCTORS

  1. DR. AHMAD KHAN, DHQ TEACHING HOSPITAL GUJRANWALA
  2. DR. AQSA ZAHID, DHQ TEACHING HOSPITAL GUJRANWALA
  3. DR. SAJID ZAHEER, DHQ TEACHING HOSPITAL GUJRANWALA
Corresponding Author: Dr. Sajid Zaheer, DHQ Teaching Hospital Gujranwala, sajidzaheer1994@gmail.com
DOI: 10.5281/zenodo.4244790
Cite this article as: Khan A, Zahid A, Zaheer S. Trends of postgraduation among medical doctors. Int. J. Med. Dent. Allied Health Sci. 2020;2(10). 367-71

ABSTRACT: Medical education is education related to the practice of being a medical practitioner, including the initial training to become a physician (i.e., medical school and house job) and additional training thereafter (e.g., residency, fellowship and continuing medical education). This cross-sectional study was conducted among the medical doctors doing their house jobs or who have just completed their house jobs. All the doctors were served with a predefined questionnaire. Different questions about their field of interest, plan for postgraduation were asked. A total of 98 medical doctors participated in this study. Out of 98 participants, 78 returned the proforma. The response rate was 79.60%. There were 23 female doctors and 55 male doctors. Fifty-six doctors were not sure about their postgraduation. The reasons were the uncertainty about the merit policies, lack of postgraduation seats and some doctors were also lacking the details of different postgraduation degrees. Twenty-two doctors had focused their degrees and were preparing for those exams accordingly.

Keywords: Medical Education, Postgraduation