Stress among First Batch of MBBS Students of Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences, Universiti Sultan Zainal Abidin, Malaysia: When Final Professional Examination is Knocking at the Door

A. Rahman, Nor Iza and Ismail, Salwani and Ali, Rosmawati Mat and Alattraqchi, Ahmed Ghazi and Dali, Wan Putri Elena Wan and Umar, Badar Uddin and Nadiger, Hanumant Anantrao and Haque , Mainul (2015) Stress among First Batch of MBBS Students of Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences, Universiti Sultan Zainal Abidin, Malaysia: When Final Professional Examination is Knocking at the Door. International Medical Journal, Japan, 22 (4). pp. 254-259. ISSN 1341-2051

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Abstract

Introduction: Bacoming a medical doctor is a dream profession for most of the youth and even for their parents nowadays. Joining medical school is undoubtedly not something that people accept is going to be laid-back or stress-free. Stress is a state when physical, mental or emotional disturbance gets prominent through homeostasis. Stress is also defined as 'The feeling of being worried because of difficulties in one's life' due to mental or emotional strain. Actually studying medical science often remains a stressful task for majority of undergraduate students in most of the medical schools, globally. Experiencing stress can be good, but it can also have negative effects on people wellbeing. In the present study was conducted to understand the stresses of final-year (first-batch) students are suffering when their final professional examination is just 6 months ahead. Design: Cross-sectional study conducted on medical students of UniSZA. Materials and Methods: Final year medical students of FPSK, UniSZA. A questionnaire based study. Results: Seventy percent of Year V medical students responded to the current study. Overall 30.56% were suffering from moderate to severe stress. Conclusions: Final year medical students of UniSZA were also suffering from stress as like many other medical schools. Further in depth research is advocated to determine how academic training programs can structure their curricula, systems of evaluation, and support systems to reduce student distress and identify and support struggling students, especially among the final year medical students.

Item Type: Article
Keywords: stress, medical students, Malaysia
Subjects: R Medicine > RZ Other systems of medicine
Faculty / Institute: Faculty of Medicine
Depositing User: Professor Dr Mainul Haque
Date Deposited: 05 Oct 2015 06:38
Last Modified: 05 Oct 2015 06:38
URI: http://erep.unisza.edu.my/id/eprint/3626

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