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Sources of Stress in first Year Medical Students: a Cross-sectional Study at Government Medical College of Haryana


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1 Department of Psychiatry, Pt. B.D. Sharma, PGIMS, University of Health Sciences, Rohtak, India
2 Department of Anatomy, Pt. B.D. Sharma, PGIMS, University of Health Sciences, Rohtak, India
3 Department of Pharmacology, Pt. B.D. Sharma, PGIMS, University of Health Sciences, Rohtak, India
4 Department of Physiology, Pt. B.D. Sharma, PGIMS, University of Health Sciences, Rohtak, India
     

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The Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of Surgery (MBBS) course in India is demanding as far as students' efforts are concerned. Fear of failure, vast amount of content that has to be mastered, inability to cope with the high expectations of self, teachers, parents and peers' are commonly observed sources of stress. This study was conducted to observe the pattern/sources of stress in first year MBBS students at University of Health Sciences, Pt. B.D. Sharma, PGIMS, Rohtak. A total of 135 students returned completed questionnaire pertaining to various academic and non-academic sources of stress. Work overload, poor accommodation/ living conditions and weak student-teacher relationship came out to be the major sources of stress. More comparative studies are required to further aour knowledge about pattern of stress among various universities/places and thus framing out possible explanations and mechanisms to deal with the same.

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Stress, Medical Students.
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Authors

Harish Kumar
Department of Psychiatry, Pt. B.D. Sharma, PGIMS, University of Health Sciences, Rohtak, India
Rajiv Gupta
Department of Psychiatry, Pt. B.D. Sharma, PGIMS, University of Health Sciences, Rohtak, India
Vivek Singh Malik
Department of Anatomy, Pt. B.D. Sharma, PGIMS, University of Health Sciences, Rohtak, India
Sudha Chhabra
Department of Anatomy, Pt. B.D. Sharma, PGIMS, University of Health Sciences, Rohtak, India
Sonal Dogra
Department of Pharmacology, Pt. B.D. Sharma, PGIMS, University of Health Sciences, Rohtak, India
Satpal
Department of Physiology, Pt. B.D. Sharma, PGIMS, University of Health Sciences, Rohtak, India

Abstract


The Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of Surgery (MBBS) course in India is demanding as far as students' efforts are concerned. Fear of failure, vast amount of content that has to be mastered, inability to cope with the high expectations of self, teachers, parents and peers' are commonly observed sources of stress. This study was conducted to observe the pattern/sources of stress in first year MBBS students at University of Health Sciences, Pt. B.D. Sharma, PGIMS, Rohtak. A total of 135 students returned completed questionnaire pertaining to various academic and non-academic sources of stress. Work overload, poor accommodation/ living conditions and weak student-teacher relationship came out to be the major sources of stress. More comparative studies are required to further aour knowledge about pattern of stress among various universities/places and thus framing out possible explanations and mechanisms to deal with the same.

Keywords


Stress, Medical Students.