Financial status of medical students in Institute of Medicine

Authors

  • VR Bhatt Institute of Medicine, Tribhuvan University, Nepalgunj Medical College, Kathmandu University.
  • AB Joshi Institute of Medicine, Tribhuvan University, Nepalgunj Medical College, Kathmandu University.
  • AJ Jha Institute of Medicine, Tribhuvan University, Nepalgunj Medical College, Kathmandu University.
  • P Parajuli Institute of Medicine, Tribhuvan University, Nepalgunj Medical College, Kathmandu University.
  • N Parajuli Institute of Medicine, Tribhuvan University, Nepalgunj Medical College, Kathmandu University.
  • S Koirala Institute of Medicine, Tribhuvan University, Nepalgunj Medical College, Kathmandu University.

Keywords:

Financial status, medical students

Abstract

Background: Underrepresentation of students from low-income families at the Institute of Medicine in Maharajgunj (IOM) has been generally assumed. This study aims to assess the financial status of medical students at IOM to test the accuracy of that assumption.

Methods: The study was conducted among 24th and 25th batch of students of IOM using pre-formed questionnaire.

Results: The majority of students studying in IOM thought they have average to strong financial status and they felt little to no financial stress.

Conclusion: Students from low income families are underrepresented in IOM.

Keywords: Financial status, medical students  

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Bhatt, V., Joshi, A., Jha, A., Parajuli, P., Parajuli, N., & Koirala, S. (2008). Financial status of medical students in Institute of Medicine. Journal of Institute of Medicine Nepal, 29(3), 36–39. Retrieved from https://nepjol.info/index.php/JIOM/article/view/1193

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