Article http://dx.doi.org/10.26855/ijcemr.2020.10.024

A Qualitative Study on the Inner Feelings and Needs of Medical Students during the Closure Period


Yun-Jie Tong 1, Yan Guo 1, Mei-Fen Lv 3, Yan-Mei Liu 2,*, Shi-Yun Tan 1

1 Shaanxi University of Chinese Medicine, Xianyang, China.

2 Shaanxi Traditional Chinese Medicine Hospital, Xi'an, Shaanxi, China.

3 Qujing First People's Hospital, Qujing, Yunnan, China.

*Corresponding author: Yan-Mei Liu

Published: December 2,2020


To understand the inner feelings and needs of medical students during the closure of the school, so as to provide evidence for strengthening the mental health education of medical students during the closure of the school. Methods: from May to June, 2020, 12 medical students were selected for face-to-face and semi-structured interviews by objective sampling method. Colaizzi 7-step analysis method was used to analyze the interview data. Results: During the closure of COVID-19, medical students’ psychological feelings and needs were divided into five themes: psychological feelings: anxiety; Fear; needs: learning needs; the demands of daily life; the need for social support. Conclusion: COVID-19 is undoubtedly a special challenge to China. In the interview with the medical students, some bad emotions such as fear and anxiety appeared. However, most of the respondents expressed the hope that the epidemic would pass quickly and return to a normal life. They mentioned that as a medical student, they felt responsible and would study hard to become an excellent medical worker. Our medical students showed the spirit of hard struggle and independence, which laid a good ideological foundation for their later medical work. However, due to the implementation of COVID-19 campus closed management, some problems are worthy of attention and consideration of the management departments of colleges.


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How to cite this paper

A Qualitative Study on the Inner Feelings and Needs of Medical Students during the Closure Period

How to cite this paper: Yun-Jie Tong, Yan Guo, Mei-Fen Lv, Yan-Mei Liu, Shi-Yun Tan. (2020) A Qualitative Study on the Inner Feelings and Needs of Medical Students during the Closure Period. International Journal of Clinical and Experimental Medicine Research, 4(4), 266-271.

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.26855/ijcemr.2020.10.024