2021, Vol. 6, Issue 1
Perceptions of MBBS students regarding the national exit test
Author(s): Srabani Bhattacharya, Sundaram Kartikeyan and Yogesh R Yadav
This cross-sectional interview-based descriptive study was conducted using the convenience sampling technique on 374 respondents (females: 205; 54.81% and males: 169; 45.19%) to determine the perceptions of MBBS students regarding the proposed National Exit Test (or “NEXT”). A pre-tested and pre-validated questionnaire was administered online via Google forms to students aged 18+ years, of either gender, who were pursuing MBBS course (from First-year MBBS to Internship). Significant gender differences were observed in only in the responses of first-year MBBS students. Cost-benefit assessment of NLEs is considerably difficult. Quantifying the excess mortality and morbidity of patients that may be averted by NLEs is a challenging task. Deficient performance on an NLE does suggest sub-standard performance in practice. The assessment of professionalism should be taken up on par with evaluation of knowledge and skills. Workplace-based assessments are frequently employed to confirm the professional behaviour of trainees in real-life environments.
Pages: 85-89 | 259 Views 3 Downloads
How to cite this article:
Srabani Bhattacharya, Sundaram Kartikeyan, Yogesh R Yadav. Perceptions of MBBS students regarding the national exit test. Int J Physiol Nutr Phys Educ 2021;6(1):85-89.