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2010 (Vol. 2, Issue: 3)
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Mentoring: The Need for Medical Undergraduates

Madhuri S. Kate, Ujjwala J. Kulkarni, Yashashrii Shetty and Y.A. Deshmukh
Corresponding Author:  Ujjwala Jayant Kulkarni 

Key words:  Hostelites, mentor, medical undergraduates, nonhostelites, , ,
Vol. 2 , (3): Page No: 132-137
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2010 April, 12 2010 April, 30 2010 June, 25

Medical education, though respected in the society, has always been regarded as a highly stressful profession. Such a stressful environment can often exert a negative effect on the academic performance, physical health and psychological well being of the medical undergraduate. The present study was done to find out routine life events and academic difficulties faced by the medical undergraduates (hostelites as well as nonhostelites), their coping strategies to stressful events, their psychological needs in career as well as academic life. Based on data collection from the modified questionnaires it was found that hostelites faced more tough life events in their campus lives. They were found to have difficulty in understanding of subjects but at the same time had cordial relations w ith hostel friends, colleague, and seniors as well as with junior faculty members too as compared to non hostelites. Coping strategies of all hostelites and non hostelites of I and II year students for overcoming academic stress and routine event stress were miniscule and they would greatly benefit from proper guidance and psychological support for their career development. Thus, in order to fulfill this requirement, the suggestion of establishment of m entoring cell, with proper co-ordination from the Dean’s office, would help in fostering mentor –mentee relationship.
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Madhuri S. Kate, Ujjwala J. Kulkarni, Yashashrii Shetty and Y.A. Deshmukh, 2010. Mentoring: The Need for Medical Undergraduates.  Asian Journal of Medical Sciences, 2(3): Page No: 132-137.
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