Waqas Sami

Department of Public Health and Community Medicine, Riyadh, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia


  • Research   
    Psychiatry as a Speciality in the Eyes of Future Saudi Doctors: A One year follow up Study
    Author(s): Tabassum Alvi*, Aalia A Hayat and Waqas Sami

    Objectives: (1) To assess and compare the change in the attitude of medical students before and after a six week's psychiatry clerkship. (2) To compare the results of this year with the previous year in a similarly designed study. (3) To assess any change in attitude at one year follow up. Methodology: A quasi-experimental intervention study was carried out by administering "Attitude towards Psychiatry-30 (ATP-30)" questionnaire to assess medical students' perceptions about psychiatry, psychiatric diseases and teaching in psychiatry. Pre and post clerkship differences were found using appropriate tests of association. Place of study was Majmah Medical University, Al Majmah city, KSA. A convenience consecutive sample of thirty-nine 5th year medical students was recruited in the study who were about to undergo their psychiatr.. Read More»

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