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      <journal-id journal-id-type="publisher">JOHS</journal-id>
      <journal-id journal-id-type="nlm-ta">Journ of Health Scien</journal-id>
        <journal-title>Journal of HealthCare Sciences</journal-title>
        <abbrev-journal-title abbrev-type="pubmed">Journ of Health Scien</abbrev-journal-title>
      <issn pub-type="ppub">2231-2196</issn>
      <issn pub-type="opub">0975-5241</issn>
        <publisher-name>Radiance Research Academy</publisher-name>
      <article-id pub-id-type="publisher-id">38</article-id>
      <article-id pub-id-type="doi">http://dx.doi.org/10.52533/JOHS.2021.1703</article-id>
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          <subject>Plastic Surgery</subject>
        <article-title>Knowledge and Perception of Plastic Surgery Among Medical Students in the Western Region of Saudi Arabia&#13;
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        <copyright-statement>This article is copyright of Popeye Publishing, 2009</copyright-statement>
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          <license-p>This is an open-access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution (CC BY 4.0) Licence. You may share and adapt the material, but must give appropriate credit to the source, provide a link to the licence, and indicate if changes were made.</license-p>
The future career choices of medical students are influenced by the medical school curriculum and exposure they receive in the schools. A thorough understanding of the students’ knowledge and perception about a specialty like plastic surgery is essential for assessing the scope and career choices. This study evaluates the medical students’ knowledge and perception of plastic surgery in the western region of Saudi Arabia.&#13;
This is a cross-sectional online survey study that was conducted using a pre-tested questionnaire which was distributed between senior medical students. The questionnaire recorded participants’ sociodemographic details, their knowledge about the specialty of plastic surgery, and their perception of the specialty. The data collected were subjected to Statistical analysis using SPSS Ver.23 and a p-value of &lt; 0.05 was deemed significant.&#13;
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The majority of the students (78.3%) reported poor knowledge regarding plastic surgery while 11% of the respondents had previously taken a clinical rotation in plastic surgery department. Female medical students had comparatively demonstrated better knowledge than male students regarding the specialty (p</p>
        <kwd> western region</kwd>
        <kwd> saudi arabia</kwd>
        <kwd> knowledge</kwd>
        <kwd> plastic surgery</kwd>
        <kwd> medical students</kwd>