Attitude & Perception of UG Medical Students towards Attendance


Authors : Vyankatesh Solanke; Pratik Sinha; Neha Patil; Siddhant Mathur; Prince; Rajesh Kadam

Volume/Issue : Volume 7 - 2022, Issue 5 - May

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DOI : https://doi.org/10.5281/zenodo.6689106

It is believe that compulsion of attendance in colleges has direct impact on overall performance of students. A cross sectional study of the perception of students towards the mandatory attendance criteria for undergraduate MBBS students. Material & methodology: present study was conducted among the 247 students from second, third minor and major years from MGM Medical College and Hospital, Aurangabad were selected using the universal sampling protocol. Students from first year, and participants who did not consent to sharing their data were excluded. The data was collected in the period of 2 months. Results: in the present study we found that around 65% of students believe that compulsion of attendance do not have major impact on their overall performance. 52.2% students stated that the attendance criteria for the clinical postings should be mandatory. On the other hand 68% students stated attendance criteria should not be there for theory lectures. There are some reason for absenteeism in the class like for the preparation for the exam, for the attending coaching for the entrance tests etc. Most of the students believe that the compulsion of attendance hamper their exam performance, they should get less time for daily activities etc. Conclusion: From the present study we come to know about some conclusion like it should not be mandatory for attending classes and clinics before prelims/ final exams. Students should have some liberty to decide their curricular activities and arrange lectures according to their need. Institutions should arrange more guest lectures to provide students with some external exposure. College timings should be reduced to prevent overexertion of students. There should be some extracurricular activities should be taken for the refreshment of the students

Keywords : Attendance, Absenteeism, UG Medical Students

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