Knowledge and perception regarding research among undergraduate medical students: a cross sectional study in Nilratan Sircar Medical college, Kolkata

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Shrijon Malik
Shounak Das
Sayan Dolai
Chayandip Bhaumik
Shayan Chanda
Shaswata Debnath
Shovan Das
Sayanah Biswas
Subhabrata Manna
Sagnik Sarkar
Samriddhi Shaw
Sayan Deghoria
Rohit Kumar
Sheik Salman
Shrayam Golui
Shuva Halder
Samprit Mondal
Shovan Mahato
Shovan Mondal
Swapnodeep Sarkar
Niladri Banerjee

Abstract

Abstract:


 


Background: Amendments in MBBS curriculum is increasing focus of research orientation of Indian Medical Graduates, still there is lack of research projects conducted by undergraduate students and a prominent deficit of evidence regarding their perception towards in research especially in west Bengal.


 


Aim/Objective: To describe the knowledge and perception regarding research and their socio-demographic correlates among Phase 1 and Phase 2 undergraduate students of NRS Medical College and Hospital, during the year 2023


 


Results: Majority of the students were aged between 20 and 21 years (49.3%), male (67%), Hindu (82%), from nuclear families (80.9%) and belonged to the upper class according to modified B.G. Prasad Scale (69.3%). Students have varying degree of knowledge regarding various steps of conducting research, research organisations across India, however, knowledge among phase I students was less than among phase II students. Median score regarding importance of research in academics and clinical practice was 8 (IQR:6-9) and for importance of involvement in research & motivation towards research was 7 (IQR:5-9). Median motivation score, reflective of the level of motivation, was only significantly different across sex, where females feel less motivated than males. As perceived by the study population, lack of adequate training come out as the biggest barrier in doing research.


 


Conclusion: Undergraduate medical students are motivated to conduct research but they are deficient in knowledge regarding the nuances of conducting the research mostly due to lack of time in their busy curriculum and lack of adequate training.

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Malik S, Das S, Dolai S, Bhaumik C, Chanda S, Debnath S, et al. Knowledge and perception regarding research among undergraduate medical students: a cross sectional study in Nilratan Sircar Medical college, Kolkata. RJUMS [Internet]. 2024 Apr. 24 [cited 2024 Jun. 22];1(2). Available from: https://esrfrjums.co.in/index.php/main/article/view/29
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Shrijon Malik, Nil Ratan Sircar Medical College

MBBS Undergraduate Student

Shounak Das, Nil Ratan Sircar Medical College

MBBS Undergraduate Student

Sayan Dolai, Nil Ratan Sircar Medical College

MBBS Undergraduate Student

Chayandip Bhaumik, Nil Ratan Sircar Medical College

MBBS Undergraduate Student

Shayan Chanda, Nil Ratan Sircar Medical College

MBBS Undergraduate Student

Shaswata Debnath, Nil Ratan Sircar Medical College

MBBS Undergraduate Student

Shovan Das, Nil Ratan Sircar Medical College

MBBS Undergraduate Student

Sayanah Biswas, Nil Ratan Sircar Medical College

MBBS Undergraduate Student

Subhabrata Manna, Nil Ratan Sircar Medical College

MBBS Undergraduate Student

Sagnik Sarkar, Nil Ratan Sircar Medical College

MBBS Undergraduate Student

Samriddhi Shaw, Nil Ratan Sircar Medical College

MBBS Undergraduate Student

Sayan Deghoria, Nil Ratan Sircar Medical College

MBBS Undergraduate Student

Rohit Kumar, Nil Ratan Sircar Medical College

MBBS Undergraduate Student

Sheik Salman, Nil Ratan Sircar Medical College

MBBS Undergraduate Student

Shrayam Golui, Nil Ratan Sircar Medical College

MBBS Undergraduate Student

Shuva Halder, Nil Ratan Sircar Medical College

MBBS Undergraduate Student

Samprit Mondal, Nil Ratan Sircar Medical College

MBBS Undergraduate Student

Shovan Mahato, Nil Ratan Sircar Medical College

MBBS Undergraduate Student

Shovan Mondal, Nil Ratan Sircar Medical College

MBBS Undergraduate Student

Swapnodeep Sarkar, Nil Ratan Sircar Medical College

Assistant Professor, Community Medicine

Niladri Banerjee, Nil Ratan Sircar Medical College

Asst. Prof., Community Medicine

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Malik S, Das S, Dolai S, Bhaumik C, Chanda S, Debnath S, et al. Knowledge and perception regarding research among undergraduate medical students: a cross sectional study in Nilratan Sircar Medical college, Kolkata. RJUMS [Internet]. 2024 Apr. 24 [cited 2024 Jun. 22];1(2). Available from: https://esrfrjums.co.in/index.php/main/article/view/29

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