Perception of Preparedness for Clinical Work Among New Residents: A Cross-sectional Study from Oman

Al Sinawi, H., Al Alawi, M., Al Qubtan, A., Al Lawati, J., Al Habsi, A. and Jose, S. 2017. Perception of Preparedness for Clinical Work Among New Residents: A Cross-sectional Study from Oman. Oman Medical Journal. 32 (3), p. 201–206. https://doi.org/10.5001/omj.2017.38

TitlePerception of Preparedness for Clinical Work Among New Residents: A Cross-sectional Study from Oman
TypeJournal article
AuthorsAl Sinawi, H., Al Alawi, M., Al Qubtan, A., Al Lawati, J., Al Habsi, A. and Jose, S.
Abstract

Objectives: To evaluate new residents’ perceptions of their own preparedness for clinical practice and examine the associated factors. Methods: This is a cross-sectional study conducted on August 20−23, 2016. New residents accepted for postgraduate training by Oman Medical Specialty Board were asked to complete the Preparation for Hospital Practice Questionnaire (PHPQ). Data was analyzed using the Statistical Package for the Social Sciences version 22. Results: A total of 160 residents were invited to participate in this study. Out of 160, 140 residents participated (87.5%), 70.7% were female and 59.3% were graduates from Sultan Qaboos University (SQU). Ninety-nine percent of the graduates were either ‘well prepared’ or ‘fairly well prepared’ for hospital practice. Male residents scored higher in the confidence scale, while residents who did a post-internship general practice placement scored higher in understanding science. Graduates from Oman Medical College felt more prepared compared to graduates from SQU. Conclusions: Most of the new residents were well prepared to clinical work. Factors such as place of undergraduate study, training, and duration of internship significantly influenced the residents’ perception of preparedness. Addressing these factors will enhance residents’ preparedness for clinical work.

JournalOman Medical Journal
Journal citation32 (3), p. 201–206
ISSN1999-768X
2070-5204
Year2017
PublisherOman Medical Specialty Board
Publisher's version
License
CC BY-ND 4.0
File Access Level
Open (open metadata and files)
Digital Object Identifier (DOI)https://doi.org/10.5001/omj.2017.38
PubMed ID28584600
Web address (URL)http://europepmc.org/abstract/med/28584600
Publication dates
PublishedMay 2017

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