Recent Graduates’ Perspective of Bachelors of Dental Surgery Program at Kku, College of Dentistry, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia: A Report

Syed, Sadatullah and Al-Shahrani, Ibrahim and Syed, Sadatullah (2014) Recent Graduates’ Perspective of Bachelors of Dental Surgery Program at Kku, College of Dentistry, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia: A Report. World Journal of Dentistry, 5 (3). pp. 174-179. ISSN 0976-6006, 0976-6014

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Abstract

This questionnaire survey of recent graduates was carried to find out the strengths and weaknesses of the undergraduate training program for dentists at the King Khalid University College of Dentistry (KKU/COD), Saudi Arabia. The questionnaire focussed on seven key areas of interest to a pioneer dental school, in a region where many patients are visiting the dentist for the first time. Almost all the graduates surveyed returned completed questionnaires (99% response rate). Study was conducted at the end of the internship year. Respondents were generally satisfied with the quality of their training, skills acquired, the adequacy of tools of training (clinical and laboratory equipment). Training was also adjudged relevant and adequate for future practice as General Dental Practitioners. Most of the respondents planned to undergo postgraduate training in a dental specialty after the internship year. Two areas of weakness were cited by survey participants—inadequate patients and patient referral system, clinical support staff-related issues. Much more was expected of faculty and support staff than the program provided during their training. It is hoped that findings of this survey will be considered along with other on-going evaluations of the KKU/COD program in the continuous improvement of the BDS training.

Item Type: Article
Subjects: Dentistry
Divisions: College of Dentistry > Dentistry
Depositing User: Dr Syed Sadatullah Syed
Date Deposited: 30 Nov 2017 17:31
Last Modified: 30 Nov 2017 17:31
URI: http://eprints.kku.edu.sa/id/eprint/2669

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