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Introduction: The rapidly evolving medical science of today necessitates that physicians & surgeons keep abreast with the latest developments. Aims and Objectives: 1.How many are aware about medical research in Kolkata? 2. Which specialty fares better in knowing what research is all about? 3. Does work experience post MBBS make people more interested in doing research studies? Materials and methods: The study was a prospective, questionnaire based observational study. This information was obtained through a descriptive correlation analytical survey design. The sample size required for this survey was calculated to be 132. All resident doctors of acute medical and surgical disciplines were included in the study. A questionnaire had been provided to the doctors at various time intervals.. Results: Most of the population was aged between 31-40 years (52.5%). In the distributed questions regarding assessment of knowledge about medical research among study subject maximum correct response was obtained 109 (90.8%) and minimum 97 (80.8%) and rest values where in between 97-109 obtained. Institutional reasons, regarding medical research was 46 (38.3%) in lack of interest by faculty, 33(27.5%) lack of time, 23 (19.2%) lack of research curriculum, 11(9.2) inadequate mentors/ assistants, 7 (5.8%) inadequate financial support. Discussion: Most of the residents showed a positive attitude towards awareness research. But disparity was found in regards to their attitude & actual practice. The major reason cited for poor research activity in our study are lack of interest, learning of PG subject takes lot of time, inadequate facilities for research involved in personal reasons & lack of interest by faculty, lack of time, lack of research curriculum involved in institutional reasons. Conclusion: We found that resident doctors have lack of interest as learning of parent subject takes a lot of time. Inadequate facilities for research involved in personal reasons & lack of interest by faculty, lack of time, lack of research curriculum involved in institutional reasons. There is need of experienced mentors to provide guidance on the clinical research process.
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[Abdul Qayoom Mir, Indranil Mitra and Indraneel Dasgupta. (2018); AWARENESS OF MEDICAL RESEARCH AMONG RESIDENT DOCTORS OF A TERTIARY CARE HOSPITAL OF KOLKATA. Int. J. of Adv. Res. 6 (11). 205-209] (ISSN 2320-5407). www.journalijar.com
Clinical Director, Department of Emergency Medicine, Peerless Hospitex Hospital and Research Center, Kolkata, India
Article DOI: 10.21474/IJAR01/7988 DOI URL: http://dx.doi.org/10.21474/IJAR01/7988
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