Original Article

IJMDC. 2021; 5(6): 1269-1275

Awareness of interventional radiology among medical students in clinical and pre-clinical years in Riyadh city

Authors: Mohammed Alshammari, Nada Alharthi, Hanan Alruwaybiah, Norah Albdaya, Samar Alanazi, Mohammed Alharthi.

ABSTRACT

Background: Interventional radiology (IR) is a minimally invasive method that uses different radiological techniques, where most parts of the body are reached by image-controlled procedures. Thus, this study aimed to assess the level of IR awareness among pre-clinical and clinical medical year students and between the four public medical universities in Riyadh. Methods: This cross-sectional study was conducted among undergraduate medical students in clinical and pre-clinical years from September to October 2020. The data were collected via a questionnaire that was distributed online using social media. The questionnaire consisted of 17 items about IR awareness and students' interest, training paths, and hospital responsibilities. Results: A total of 562 medical students participated in the survey from different universities in Riyadh. Of which, 294 (52.3%) students were in pre-clinical years, while (268) 47.7% were in their clinical years. Almost 178 (31.7%) students had poor level of knowledge, 80 (14.2%) students had good knowledge, and only 42 (7.5%) students had excellent knowledge about IR. Knowledge was higher in clinical students than pre-clinical students with significant correlation (p-value < 0.00) and clinical students had more tendency toward a career in both IR and radiology than pre-clinical students. Clinical research projects, self-directed research, and problem- based learning tutorials were the most favored tools reported by students in learning IR (mean scores = 4.87, 4.52 and 4.34, respectively). Conclusion: This study showed that majority of the medical students had poor knowledge of IR, especially among pre-clinical year students as compared to clinical year students.

Keywords:
Intervention radiology, medical education, medical students, awareness


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Awareness of interventional radiology among medical students in clinical and pre-clinical years in Riyadh city


Authors
Mohammed Alshammari
Assistant Professor of Medicine, College of Medicine, Imam Muhammad Ibn Saud Islamic University, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia
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Nada Alharthi
Medical Student, College of Medicine, Imam Muhammad Bin Saud Islamic University, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia
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Hanan Alruwaybiah
Medical Student, College of Medicine, Imam Muhammad Bin Saud Islamic University, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia
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Norah Albdaya
Medical Student, College of Medicine, Imam Muhammad Bin Saud Islamic University, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia
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Samar Alanazi
Medical Student, College of Medicine, Imam Muhammad Bin Saud Islamic University, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia
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Mohammed Alharthi
Medical Student, College of Medicine, Imam Muhammad Bin Saud Islamic University, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia
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Correspondence to:
. Nada Alharthi, Medical Student, College of Medicine, Imam Muhammad bin Saud Islamic University, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia.; nadaalharthii@hotmail.com

Publication history
Received 03 Apr 2021
Accepted 25 Apr 2021
Published online 23 Jun 2021
Published in print 29 Jun 2021

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Alshammari M, Alharthi N, Alruwaybiah H, Albdaya N, Alanazi S, Alharthi M. Awareness of interventional radiology among medical students in clinical and pre-clinical years in Riyadh city. IJMDC. 2021; 5(6): 1269-1275. doi:10.24911/IJMDC.51-1615644700


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Alshammari M, Alharthi N, Alruwaybiah H, Albdaya N, Alanazi S, Alharthi M. Awareness of interventional radiology among medical students in clinical and pre-clinical years in Riyadh city. https://www.ijmdc.com/?mno=63734 [Access: September 19, 2021]. doi:10.24911/IJMDC.51-1615644700


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Alshammari M, Alharthi N, Alruwaybiah H, Albdaya N, Alanazi S, Alharthi M. Awareness of interventional radiology among medical students in clinical and pre-clinical years in Riyadh city. IJMDC. 2021; 5(6): 1269-1275. doi:10.24911/IJMDC.51-1615644700


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Alshammari M, Alharthi N, Alruwaybiah H, Albdaya N, Alanazi S, Alharthi M. Awareness of interventional radiology among medical students in clinical and pre-clinical years in Riyadh city. IJMDC. (2021), [cited September 19, 2021]; 5(6): 1269-1275. doi:10.24911/IJMDC.51-1615644700


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Alshammari, M., Alharthi, . N., Alruwaybiah, . H., Albdaya, . N., Alanazi, . S. & Alharthi, . M. (2021) Awareness of interventional radiology among medical students in clinical and pre-clinical years in Riyadh city. IJMDC, 5 (6), 1269-1275. doi:10.24911/IJMDC.51-1615644700


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Alshammari, Mohammed, Nada Alharthi, Hanan Alruwaybiah, Norah Albdaya, Samar Alanazi, and Mohammed Alharthi. 2021. Awareness of interventional radiology among medical students in clinical and pre-clinical years in Riyadh city. International Journal of Medicine in Developing Countries, 5 (6), 1269-1275. doi:10.24911/IJMDC.51-1615644700


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Alshammari, Mohammed, Nada Alharthi, Hanan Alruwaybiah, Norah Albdaya, Samar Alanazi, and Mohammed Alharthi. "Awareness of interventional radiology among medical students in clinical and pre-clinical years in Riyadh city." International Journal of Medicine in Developing Countries 5 (2021), 1269-1275. doi:10.24911/IJMDC.51-1615644700


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Alshammari, Mohammed, Nada Alharthi, Hanan Alruwaybiah, Norah Albdaya, Samar Alanazi, and Mohammed Alharthi. "Awareness of interventional radiology among medical students in clinical and pre-clinical years in Riyadh city." International Journal of Medicine in Developing Countries 5.6 (2021), 1269-1275. Print. doi:10.24911/IJMDC.51-1615644700


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Alshammari, M., Alharthi, . N., Alruwaybiah, . H., Albdaya, . N., Alanazi, . S. & Alharthi, . M. (2021) Awareness of interventional radiology among medical students in clinical and pre-clinical years in Riyadh city. International Journal of Medicine in Developing Countries, 5 (6), 1269-1275. doi:10.24911/IJMDC.51-1615644700


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