MEDICAL STUDENTS' GENDER-SPECIFIC EXAMINATION PERFORMANCE


Mistik S.

SOCIAL BEHAVIOR AND PERSONALITY, vol.36, no.7, pp.999-1008, 2008 (Journal Indexed in SSCI) identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 36 Issue: 7
  • Publication Date: 2008
  • Doi Number: 10.2224/sbp.2008.36.7.999
  • Title of Journal : SOCIAL BEHAVIOR AND PERSONALITY
  • Page Numbers: pp.999-1008

Abstract

In this study the experiences of final-year medical students performing gender-specific examinations were assessed. In 2006, all students in the final year of medical school at the University of Erciyes, Turkey, were given a questionnaire containing 17 questions on gender-specific examinations. A total of 200 (94%) students completed the questionnaire. Female students were less confident in performing male genital and prostate examinations. In this study, it was demonstrated that there was suboptimal exposure to gender-specific examinations, resulting particularly in less than confident female students. Student logbooks should be used more accurately and efficiently to increase opportunities to perform gender-specific examinations.