Contents:•Introduction•objectives•Subjects and method•Results•Discussion.•Conclusion& recommendation•Questions
•Choosing a specialty is a difficult decision for medicalstudents•There are many Incentives and factors that come together indifferent ways to result in the final decisionConcepts in choosing a specialty
.Academic medicine• Is the branch of medicine followed by doctor who areengaged in a variety of scholarly activities.• There exists many dangerous possibilities for its expectedfuture due to lack of leadership and innovation.
Teaching• Is the logical and strategic acts denoting interactionbetween the teacher and the students.• Teaching involves imparting verifiable facts and beliefs.
Objectives:1. To find the most preferred specialty2. To determine the level of interest of the studentsregarding teaching in the future3. To find factors that improve attitude of studentstoward academic medicine.
Subjects and method• Is a cross-sectional study .• carried out at college of medicine/ HMU.•It has been conducted from April to May 2013.• Study population= 4thstage students.•The responding rate= 76.3 % (113 out of 148)
Questionnaire• Mainly designed to assess the most preferredspecialty and attitude toward teaching.• It was self administered and have been filled within 3weeks period.• Anonymity and confidentiality were preserved.
Composed of 3 main sections:1. Socio demographic information2. Choosing the preferred specialty and interest in teachingwith giving reasons.3. Determinant of factors improving interest in teachingamong students.
The percentage of the most interestedspecialties among students
The percentage of preference of teaching amongstudents
Typical reasons for teaching as a professionWere:1. Interest in this job2. Preference of dealing with students and interest intheir development.3. Being better than other specialties.4. No interest in dealing with patients.5. Good income.
Typical reasons for teaching temporarily were:1. For improvement of a special field.2. For valuable experience.3. Stepping to other social services.
Percentage of typical reasons for teaching dislike
Distribution of Perceived Factors to Improve theInterest of College Students toward teaching
Interpretation of findings:• The most preferred specialty is general surgeonfollowed by internist and radiologist.• Many students are undecided!• Teaching is welcomed by (53.1%) of students!• The reasons behind interest in teaching ?
• Why nearly half of students have no interest inthis field?• The most common perceived factor to improveteaching preference according to students.• Comparison to other studies regarding:1. the most preferred specialty.2. level of interest in teaching.
Conclusion1)General surgery is the most preferred specialty.2) High interest in teaching among 4thstage students.3) Enjoying the work and dealing with the young are the mainreasons for teaching4) Disliking the job and being a physician were reasons not toteach5) Improve interest among students.
RecommendationsFurther attempts for promoting and increasingawareness among students; building an effective relationship between students andacademic doctors beside the curriculum, training with workshops andseminars… longitudinal studies for evaluating effectiveness ofstudent center learning