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MEDICAL EDUCATION
Year : 2012  |  Volume : 19  |  Issue : 3  |  Page : 190-193

Attitudes and views of medical students toward anatomy learnt in the preclinical phase at King Khalid University


Department of Anatomy, College of Medicine, King Khalid University, PO Box 641, Abha, Saudi Arabia

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Mohammed A Kemeir
Department of Anatomy, College of Medicine, King Khalid University, P.O. Box 641, Abha
Saudi Arabia
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Source of Support: None, Conflict of Interest: None


DOI: 10.4103/2230-8229.102320

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Objective: The objective of the present study was to determine the views and attitude of clinical medical students toward gross anatomy courses taught to them in preclinical years and their relevance to their medical practice. Materials and Methods: A structured questionnaire of 16 items was distributed to 146 clinical students. The study group included both genders (104 males and 42 females). A total of 121 students (83%) responded to the questionnaire. Results: The responses obtained in relation to the clarity of the anatomy course outline its impact on their ability to think and solve problems, develop their skills as members of a team, and its relevance to their clinical practice and their ability to engage in common clinical practices were negative. Conclusion : There is an urgent need to redesign the anatomy curriculum in King Khalid University in order to enable the graduates to deliver adequate health care to the community.


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