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Indian Journal of Clinical Anatomy and Physiology

Counselling: A supportive tool to enhance the academic performance of first year M.B.B.S. students

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Author Details: Anjalee Govindrao Ovhal, Mohammad Mujahid Ansari, Ramakant Zargar

Volume : 5

Issue : 1

Online ISSN : 2394-2126

Print ISSN : 2394-2118

Article First Page : 9

Article End Page : 12


Introduction: The different types of issues affect academic performance of freshly admitted first year M.B.B.S. students negatively. The importance of academic guidance has been recognized and counselling sessions were implemented to help out first year M.B.B.S. students to cope up with the lengthy and tough academic syllabus.
Aims and objectives: To study the relationship and the effect of counselling method on the academic performance of first year M.B.B.S. students through students’ perceptions.
Materials and Methods: Hundred second year freshly passed out M.B.B.S. students who underwent face to face individual interviews (counselling) with skilled faculty members of Department of Anatomy during their first M.B.B.S., were given questionnaires and the analysis was based on their feedback responses to the questions.
Results: 1. 98% students reported that counselling helped in their study planning; 2. 98% students agreed that counselling augmented their theory performance; 3. 95% students agreed that counselling enhanced their practical performance; 4. 94% students reported that counselling helped to improve their presentation skills in theory and Practicals; 5. 97% students opined that counselling helped to enhance their performance in university exam.
Conclusions: The individual counselling has a positive effect/impact on the academic performance of first year M.B.B.S. students.

Keywords: Academic syllabus, Counselling, Issues, Medical students, Questionnaire.


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