To Study the Attitude of IV B.D.S. and Intern Students from a Dental College in Western Maharashtra Towards Pursuing Post Graduate Course in Oral Medicine and Radiology

Authors : Dr Nikkhiel Diwaan; Dr Rashmi Sapkal; Dr Shraddha Supnekar; Dr Husna Patel; Dr Kamana Kureel

Volume/Issue : Volume 5 - 2020, Issue 7 - July

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DOI : 10.38124/IJISRT20JUL494

Introduction Multiple factors influence the most important decision of choosing a branch of education and future career. Choice of Dentistry as a career option follows the Medicine stream. Dentistry is witnessing a phase of turmoil due to several factors, making it more necessary to have a post graduate degree. It is noted that in the recent years that the students opt for clinical branches of Dentistry rather than non-clinical branches, of which Oral Medicine and Radiology (OMR) is considered by many, which is opted as the last resort due to several factors. Hence, we decided to explore the reasons for the fall in admissions in the OMR faculty for postgraduation through a questionnaire and consider the modifications which can be implemented to improvise the situation, Aim and Objectives To assess the attitude of IV B.D.S. and intern students from a Dental College in Western Maharashtra towards pursuing post graduate course in Oral Medicine and Radiology To evaluate the reasons for declining rates of admission in post graduate course in Oral Medicine and Radiology To recommend corrective actions for provoking admissions in post graduate course in Oral Medicine and Radiology To make students aware of the scope of post graduate course in Oral Medicine and Radiology. Study It is a Qualitative and Quantitative type of Questionnaire based study Material and method The interns and IV BDS students of a Dental College in Western Maharashtra from the academic year 2017-18 were sensitized with a peer reviewed 10 mins presentation on the scope of OMR. They were given a semi-structured, peer reviewed, selfadministered printed questionnaire. The data was statistically analyzed using SSPS software. Results 41.2 % had planned to pursue post graduate course in Oral Surgery whereas 2.4 % in OMR, out of the 85 participants. This difference was statistically significant (p<0.05). Conclusion Lack of lucrative benefits make OMR as a nonfavorite subject. Certain recommendations are made in this article to improve the state of OMR subject.

Keywords : Oral Medicine and Radiology, postgraduation.


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