Journal of Psychology & Psychotherapy

Journal of Psychology & Psychotherapy
Open Access

ISSN: 2161-0487



Screening of Basic Personality Traits of First Year Medical Students at Entry Level to Assess their Academic Acquaintance in an Indian Medical School

Girija Sivakumar*

Producing a qualified medical doctor is a herculean task by the health care institution and that it solely based on one’s personality trait assessing which it facilitates to groom a freshly entering medical student into a qualified medical graduate. Screening their personality trait will help in grooming the person to plan for counseling sessions according to the need and that it will help to facilitate their learning styles to become a qualified doctor. I year medical students were screened for their personality traits and based on the scores obtained by them the students were categorized and counselled as and when required. The percentile scores obtained by the students revealed their level of personality and the weaker areas which are in need of counseling to overcome their negative personality. The results obtained from the scale revealed most of the students fall under different scores under the five big personality traits – Extroversion, Emotional stability, Agreeableness, Conscientiousness, and Intellect/Imagination. Percentile scores obtained by the students were tabulated and discussed.

Published Date: 2019-04-30; Received Date: 2019-03-17