Perception of Anesthesiology Students of Zahedan University of Medical Sciences from Clinical Learning Environment

  • Gholam Hossein Sargazi Instructor, Department of Anesthesia
  • Asadollah Kykhaee Instructor, Department of Anesthesia
  • Fatemeh Piri Student, Department of Nursing
  • Hamed Faghihi
Keywords: Anesthesiology, Clinical, Students

Abstract

Introduction: An appropriate learning environment is crucial for delivering quality education. Students’ expectations from the clinical learning environment differ from the real environment. The purpose of this study is to determine the perception of anesthesiology students of Zahedan University of Medical Sciences from clinical learning environment in the academic year of 2016–2017.
Methodology: This is descriptive, cross-sectional study in the academic year of 2016–2017 on 100 anesthesiology students of Faculty of Paramedics of Zahedan University of Medical Sciences, Iran. They all had passed at least two courses of internship in the operating room. A researcher-designed questionnaire of clinical perception was employed to evaluate the students’ perception. To develop the questionnaire, the questionnaire for nursing students’ perception of clinical learning environment by Mirzaee et al. (2009) was used.
Findings: Evaluations show that 53% of the students are female and 47% are male. 26.8% of the participants were married, while 73.2% were single. The age of the students ranged from 18 to 23 years. In terms of gender, 55 were female and 45 were male. From the perspective of the students, the most effective factor in clinical training is supported learning by the trainer. “Ward’s environment,” “supervisory relationship,” “personalization,” and “independence” are also found to be important.
Discussion: Research shows that students claim that clinical training is the most stressful course. Most medical students believe that clinical experiences are the cause of anxiety. In this study, trainer is the most important factor in clinical training from the perspective of students. 41.29% of students believe that the clinical trainer is on time in clinical environment and 97.3% state that trainers care about the students’ timely presence in the clinical environment.

Author Biographies

Gholam Hossein Sargazi, Instructor, Department of Anesthesia

School of Paramedical, Zahedan University of Medical Sciences, Zahedan, Iran

Asadollah Kykhaee, Instructor, Department of Anesthesia

School of Paramedical, Zahedan University of Medical Sciences, Zahedan, Iran

Fatemeh Piri, Student, Department of Nursing

Student Research Committee, Nursing and Midwifery School, Zabol University of Medical Sciences, Zabol, Iran

Hamed Faghihi

School of Paramedical, Zahedan University of Medical Sciences, Zahedan, Iran

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Published
2021-10-05