An assessment of experiences of medical interns at Kampala International University- Teaching hospital.

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Kampala international international : School of Health Sciences
Background: internship is an important program in the medical field, were new graduate doctors are mentored into the clinical fraternity this study was intended to explore the good and challenging experiences interns face in Kampala international university- teaching hospital, this was in view of internship having been going on for the past couple of years and yet no research has been done to asses it Uganda. Methodology: this study was conducted through a cross sectional survey, data was collected in june 2014 using questionnaires from 8 interns who were enrolled as the full population of interns at kiu-th, analysis was done by grouping and then sampling some of the actual responses within each group and presentation was done in tables. Finding: good experiences included: good and secure accommodation- 25% in of the population, so was friendly-25%, welcoming or cooperative staff and learning while consultants teaching students and learning new procedure among others, the challenging experiences were majorly: low patient turn-37.5% and patients are poor yet demand quality services, took 25% of the responses. Conclusion: medical internship is one of the most crucial moments in an upcoming doctor’s career yet from its inception in Uganda there has not been even one research done on the issues affecting them, this has left a big gap to be filled and this research has just opened the door, to researchers who are recommended to come up with more researches that will be to the benefit of intern
A research dissertation submitted to the faculty of clinical medicine and dentistry in partial fulfilment of the requirements for the award of bachelor of medicine and surgery of Kampala international University
Medical Interns, Assessment, Kampala International University Teaching Hospital