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09 / 11 / 2023

 


Medical oncology perception among medical students and interns in Saudi Arabia

Hosam Ali Alghanmi, Lama Saleh Alqurashi, Taif Nafe Alhothali, Abdullah Essa AlEssa, Khalid Humied Alnafei, Esraa Ahmed Akili.


Abstract
Objective: This study assessed Saudi medical students’ and interns’ perceptions, and medical education related to oncology, in addition to providing suggestions to enhance these areas from students’ and interns’ perspectives. Furthermore, to determine which factors influence the quality of their education and their interest in being future medical oncologists.
Methods: A cross-sectional, descriptive study was carried out among medical students and interns in Saudi Arabia in August 2022. Using Google documents, an electronically distributed, self-administered questionnaire was designed to assess students’ and interns’ medical oncology education, interest, and perception.
Results: Approximately 422 eligible responses were obtained from medical students and interns across Saudi Arabia. Participants who have received medical oncology education theoretically alone or without the involvement of an oncologist evaluated their education as poorer than the ones who received it clinically or with the involvement of an oncologist (p-values = 0.002, <0.001, respectively). Participants who evaluated their medical oncology education better were more inclined to consider it as a future career than those who were rated poorly (p-value = 0.043).
Conclusion: This study suggested that both implementations of clinical oncology education and the involvement of an oncologist would positively affect the quality of medical oncology education from the perspective of medical students and interns in Saudi Arabia, which consecutively positively influences their interest in oncology.

Key words: Oncology, education, interest, perception, Saudi Arabia.


 
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Alghanmi HA, Alqurashi LS, Alhothali TN, AlEssa AE, Alnafei KH, Akili EA. Medical oncology perception among medical students and interns in Saudi Arabia. IJMDC. 2023; 7(12): 1802-1809. doi:10.24911/IJMDC.51-1693054166


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Alghanmi HA, Alqurashi LS, Alhothali TN, AlEssa AE, Alnafei KH, Akili EA. Medical oncology perception among medical students and interns in Saudi Arabia. https://www.ijmdc.com/?mno=167013 [Access: February 28, 2024]. doi:10.24911/IJMDC.51-1693054166


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Alghanmi HA, Alqurashi LS, Alhothali TN, AlEssa AE, Alnafei KH, Akili EA. Medical oncology perception among medical students and interns in Saudi Arabia. IJMDC. 2023; 7(12): 1802-1809. doi:10.24911/IJMDC.51-1693054166



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Alghanmi HA, Alqurashi LS, Alhothali TN, AlEssa AE, Alnafei KH, Akili EA. Medical oncology perception among medical students and interns in Saudi Arabia. IJMDC. (2023), [cited February 28, 2024]; 7(12): 1802-1809. doi:10.24911/IJMDC.51-1693054166



Harvard Style

Alghanmi, H. A., Alqurashi, . L. S., Alhothali, . T. N., AlEssa, . A. E., Alnafei, . K. H. & Akili, . E. A. (2023) Medical oncology perception among medical students and interns in Saudi Arabia. IJMDC, 7 (12), 1802-1809. doi:10.24911/IJMDC.51-1693054166



Turabian Style

Alghanmi, Hosam Ali, Lama Saleh Alqurashi, Taif Nafe Alhothali, Abdullah Essa AlEssa, Khalid Humied Alnafei, and Esraa Ahmed Akili. 2023. Medical oncology perception among medical students and interns in Saudi Arabia. International Journal of Medicine in Developing Countries, 7 (12), 1802-1809. doi:10.24911/IJMDC.51-1693054166



Chicago Style

Alghanmi, Hosam Ali, Lama Saleh Alqurashi, Taif Nafe Alhothali, Abdullah Essa AlEssa, Khalid Humied Alnafei, and Esraa Ahmed Akili. "Medical oncology perception among medical students and interns in Saudi Arabia." International Journal of Medicine in Developing Countries 7 (2023), 1802-1809. doi:10.24911/IJMDC.51-1693054166



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Alghanmi, Hosam Ali, Lama Saleh Alqurashi, Taif Nafe Alhothali, Abdullah Essa AlEssa, Khalid Humied Alnafei, and Esraa Ahmed Akili. "Medical oncology perception among medical students and interns in Saudi Arabia." International Journal of Medicine in Developing Countries 7.12 (2023), 1802-1809. Print. doi:10.24911/IJMDC.51-1693054166



APA (American Psychological Association) Style

Alghanmi, H. A., Alqurashi, . L. S., Alhothali, . T. N., AlEssa, . A. E., Alnafei, . K. H. & Akili, . E. A. (2023) Medical oncology perception among medical students and interns in Saudi Arabia. International Journal of Medicine in Developing Countries, 7 (12), 1802-1809. doi:10.24911/IJMDC.51-1693054166





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