Medical Profession Study Program

Medical Profession Study Program

Medical Profession Study Program, Faculty of Medicine, Trisakti University

The Medical Profession Study Program is a form educational activity for the medical profession that is academic professional in nature and based on science and medical professionalism that constitutes one complete and solid unit. This study program consists of clinical learning experience (clinical clerkship) and field-based learning (clerkship in community medicine) in the framework of actual health care services, especially medical service in the Teaching Hospital and in the community. In the Teaching Hospital, the clinical learning experience is acquired by performing academic and professional activities in the form of an apprenticeship. The students learn and at the same time work under the direction and guidance of lecturers or senior hospital doctors.

The curricular content of the Medical Profession Study Program is presented in the form of skills obtained through the academic activities of the learning process that is conducted in the Principal Teaching Hospital, the Network Hospitals, and Public Health Centers that is regulated through rotation in all departments, with the emphasis on achieving competency in compliance with the Indonesian Medical Competency Standards  of 2012, issued by the Indonesian Medical Council.

The students’ study load in the Medical Profession Study Program is presented as a pre-determined package and to earn the title of medical doctor (“dokter”), all students must be able to complete the clinical clerkship of 14 departments or 38 credit hours. The academic activity of the Medical Profession Study Program is spread over 14 departments, consisting of 5 major departments (Internal Medicine, Pediatrics, Surgery, Obstetrics and Gynecology, Public Health), each lasting 10 (ten) weeks equivalent to 4 credit hours and 9 minor departments (Radiology, ENT, Dermato-Venereology, Neurology, Anesthesiology, Ophthalmology, Psychiatry, Forensic and Medicolegal Medicine, Occupational Medicine) each lasting 5 (five) weeks and equivalent to 2 credit hours.

The learning method (clinical clerkship) in the Medical Profession Study Program comprises active and intensive interaction between the students on one hand and the patients and the community on the other hand, under the guidance of the counseling physicians and other medical professionals, that is well-coordinated and well-managed in a highly ordered and disciplined framework in order to achieve the educational goals. The students are required to work while learning in every Department /Functional Medical Staff of the Teaching Hospital and to follow for a certain period of time a clerkship cycle that is regulated by the Faculty of Medicine.  In each associated Department/Functional Medical Staff, the students are required to work in rotation in the Outpatient and Inpatient Care Installations, Intensive Care Installation, Emergency Care Installation, Minor Surgery Installation, Central Surgical Installation or Delivery Room, and has access to the other supporting installations. Further particulars in connection with the Medical Profession Study Program may be accessed at its website (pspdfkusakti.blogspot.com)

Academic/scientific activities in the Medical Profession Study Program comprise:

  1.   Interactive lecture:

An interactive lecture is the provision of material by the resource persons, both by clinical educational doctors and by guest lecturers, with active student participation.

  1.   Group discussion:

A group discussion is an activity conducted by a group of students to discuss a scheduled case or material with a case or topic that complies with the clerkship guide of the Faculty of Medicine of Trisakti University, with 1 facilitator.

  1.   Short case/long case report:

A short case/long case report is an activity performed by students to present a complete case that is based on the results of the examination of a patient in the presence of colleagues and academic counselor. The goal of this activity is to obtain clarity in managing said case or problem. For a long case, a case that is deemed of interest may be selected and followed for 5 weeks, after which the report is presented in the eighth week.

  1.   Literature review/seminar paper/journal reading:

The students compose 1 (one) scientific paper in the form of a literature review/ seminar paper/ journal reading in standard written format and presented before colleagues and academic counselor.

  1.   Bedside teaching:

Bedside teaching is a direct guidance activity involving an inpatient, with regard to the methods of anamnesis, physical examination, establishing the diagnosis, procedural steps and administration of therapy, and on-the-spot health education directed to the patient. During the guidance activity, the students may perform these skills in turn, in accordance with the existing standards, under the supervision of the clinical academic counselor.

  1.   Apprenticeship in installations of the associated clinical department (polyclinic, inpatient wards, Emergency Installation) 

The students perform examinations on the patients, plan disease management of the patients, and perform procedural steps in accordance with their medical authority under the supervision of the clinical academic counselor.

The students who have completed and passed all clinical clerkship stages are mandated to follow the Competency Test of the Medical Profession Study Program. The Competency Test is conducted simultaneously on a national scale by the Competency Test National Committee. Passing the Competency Test is one of the grounds for issuance of the professional certificate by the institute of higher learning and the certificate of competency by the Professional Organization. The Competency Test of the Medical Profession Study Program is held 4 (four) times yearly in February, May, August, and November.

The Competency Test consists of:

  1. Computer-based testing (CBT), which is a computer-based method of examination using type A multiple choice questions (one best answer).
  1. The Objective Structured Clinical Examination (OSCE) is a testing method for objective and structured evaluation of clinical skills of the participants, consisting of a series of stations for the testing of various clinical skills of said participants in accordance with the competency standards.

The Medical Profession Study Program is conducted in several accredited principal, network and affiliated Teaching Hospitals and other institutions that have a collaborative agreement with the Faculty of Medicine of Trisakti University. In addition, there are the Public Health Centers in South Jakarta, the Forensic Departments of the Faculties of Medicine of Gajah Mada University and Diponegoro University, as is also the Occupational Safety and Occupational Health Agency of the Department of Manpower of the Republic of Indonesia in Jakarta. The list of educational equipment that are in use may be seen under Educational Facilities.

Structure of the Curriculum of the Medical Profession Study Program, Faculty of Medicine, Trisakti University