Tropical Journal of Health Sciences

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A Survey of Pre-clerkship Medical Students' Perspectives on their Educational Exposure to Operating Theatre in Two Nigerian Universities.

O.M Babalola, G.H Ibraheem, S.B Agaja, B.A Ahmed


Surgery is an essential part of undergraduate pre-clerkship medical student training. Quality training and exposure will boost the future surgical manpower especially in developing country when there is dearth of manpower and infrastructure. This study is an audit of the impact of traditional theatre sessions as done in two Nigeria university medical schools. The result shows that there is a need to re-evaluate and re-invigorate the traditional theatre sessions by the undergraduate students with simulations and audiovisuals to have more impact in their training.

Keywords: Survey, pre-clerkship, medical students, perspectives, operating theatre, universities.

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