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Natl J Community Med. 2018; 9(8): 589-593

360-Degree Evaluation of a Primary Healthcare Centre Village Stay Programme for Medical Undergraduates

Dinesh Kumar, Uday S Singh, Tushar Patel, Manisha Gohel.


"Background: Indian Medical Graduates are expected to work as Medical officersat Primary Health Centres (PHC). However, their current training provides inadequate opportunity for practical understanding of PHC, especially the administrative aspects.
Methods: Medical Undergraduates (3rd MBBS, part 1) were posted at four PHCsfor four days. Orientation sessions and post visit presentation were carried out one day before and after the residential posting. Teaching was by group discussions, informal interactions with the local communities, interview of the PHC staff, observation of the activities, analysis of various PHC records and reports, mainly as self-directed activities. Pre and post-test were conducted to assess the gain in knowledge.
Results: Mean pre-test score was 6.50 (SD=1.93) and post test score was 11.7 (SD=1.41). There was significant improvement in scores [5.20 (SD=2.25), p

Key words: 360◦ evaluation, Community Based Learning, Community Medicine Training, Primary Health Centre, Undergraduate Medical education.

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