The effect of medical education on social life: Karadeniz technical university medical faculty 4th grade students Tıp eğitiminin sosyal yaşama etkisi: Karadeniz teknik üniversitesi tıp fakültesi dönem 4 öğrencileri

Kolayli C. C., Avci E., Çankaya S., Karabacak V., ÇAN G.

Duzce Medical Journal, vol.19, no.1, pp.1-4, 2017 (Scopus) identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 19 Issue: 1
  • Publication Date: 2017
  • Journal Name: Duzce Medical Journal
  • Journal Indexes: Scopus
  • Page Numbers: pp.1-4
  • Keywords: Medical education, Social activity, Social life, Socialization
  • Çanakkale Onsekiz Mart University Affiliated: No


© 2017, Duzce University Medical School. All rights reserved.The aim of this study is to reveal that the perceptions about effects of medical education on social life of students, other factors that affect socialization process, the change of this process in time and reasons for this change. Material and Methods: This descriptive study was performed in Karadeniz Technical University Medical Faculty. 208 students from 4th grade in this faculty participated the study. The data of this study were collected between 2013 October, 21-25. The questionnaire form consists of 24 questions developed by researchers to evaluate the effect of medical education on social life was used. Social activity scores were calculated using a table measures participation frequency of students to social activities. Results: 78.4% of the students who participated in the research stated that the time they have spent for hobbies has decreased since they started medical faculty. 88.8% of the students who stated they had less time for their hobbies, showed their school hours as a reason, and 70.7% of them showed their own study hours. While 47.1% of students stated that the number of friends has increased since they started to university, 22.1% of them asserted that number of their friends have decreased. It is also found that male students have participated in university clubs more than female students (p<0.001) and the students have been living at home have joined social activity more (p=0.031). Conclusion: In this study, it has been determined that the intensive program of medical education limits the participation in social activities. Accordingly, it is suggested that the curriculum should be developed to support participation in group work, and to be directed students to these events by organizing social activities in the university.