Teaching ethics to first year Medical Students on the topic of How is the Seniority
system important to doctors, has the objectives of giving the students the ability to interact with doctors, teachers and fellow students politely. The teaching method includes introducing the importance of the seniority system by using slides, lectures about outstanding doctors, and giving examples of how to show respect. The total number of students is 98, 43 men and 55 women. However, only 89 students were involved in this study.
Evaluation by questionnaire showed that
1. Teaching methods. The majority of students (96.63 percent) understood and could practice what they learned by giving the explanation that the teaching methods were good ; the objectives were clearly presented; and there were demonstrations that made them understand. The students realized the importance of the seniority system, and agreed that they should put what they learncd into proctice. This is because it has personal benefits and make a good impression on those who contact the doctors.
2. Use of Knowledge in practice. One hundred percent of the students said they would use the knowledge they gained from the course reasoning that it is good and it has many benefits. The seniority system is important for medical occupations, both for medical education and medical practice. It also helps preserve positive thing about the culture and causes good relationships with colleages.
3. Evaluation of use of Seniority System in practice and in ethical evaluation whether the students will qualify for graduaion. Most of the students (93.26 percent) say that there should be an evaluation of the students by using the seniority system as an indicator of an M.D. degree completion. This will make good doctors equipped with knowledge, and ethics to use in their service to the society.
4. Comments and suggestions. The time given for this course was too short. The teacher should share his / her experience more. There shore should be more slides and teaching tools. The students should be able to participate more actively in a question / answer period and there should be explanations of not so common situations in order to avoid boredom. There should be more lecturers and the course should continue to be offered.
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