Sunil Kumar Jena
Abstract: Stress is very common now- a-days and most of the persons suffer from stress. Chronic stress causes disturbances in both physical and mental health. The aim and objective of this study was to find out stress on medical students. The cause of stress in medical students was mismatching of time and academic carrier and associated factors. In this study 400 students were selected randomly from 1st year to 5th year in V.S.S Medical College in the session 2012-2013. Students divided into different groups according to gender, curricular year and choosing profession and stress was analyzed by Mann-Whitney U and Kruskal Wallis test. From this study it was found that (1) Females have more stress than males, (2) Induced students have more stress than students chose the profession self and (3) Preclinical and Clinical year students have more stress than Paraclinical year students. Therefore medical study is highly stressful and the students should get relief from stress for self as well as the benefit of the society.
Keywords: Stress, Gender, Curricular year, choosing profession