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The Journal of Community Health Management

Perception about community medicine among interns of a Rural Medical College, Nalgonda district, Telangana

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Author Details : Sreeharshika D, Kishore Y Jothula*

Volume : 7, Issue : 1, Year : 2020

Article Page : 22-25

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Context: Community Medicine (CM) deals with populations, those doctors who try to measure the needs, plan and administer services, engage in research and teaching in the field. CM helps the student to learn promotive, preventive, curative and rehabilitative health services which helps them to serve the people in the community.
Aims: To assess the perception about community medicine among Interns.
Settings and Design: Cross sectional study was conducted among Interns of a medical college.
Methods and Material: All the interns were included in the study. Data was collected from a sample of 125 by predesigned pretested semi structured questionnaire.
Statistical analysis used: Data was presented in proportions and analysis was done by using SPSS ver.23.
Results: 49.6% of study subjects were interested to learn principles of community medicine, 93.6% opted community visits as most interesting learning area. 97.6% answered that they require repeated readings to understand the principles of community medicine.
Conclusions: Even though most of the students had positive perception towards community medicine, only few students like to opt postgraduation in community medicine.

Keywords: Community medicine, Education, Interns, Perception

Doi : 10.18231/j.jchm.2020.004

How to cite : Sreeharshika D, Jothula K Y, Perception about community medicine among interns of a Rural Medical College, Nalgonda district, Telangana. J Community Health Manag 2020;7(1):22-25

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