On Friday, 16th October 2020, CIMSA USU held the first intervention of Community Development Project called PERISAI (Persiapan Ujian Bareng CIMSA). This intervention was held online using Zoom. In this first intervention, we discussed exercise questions about the 1st Basic Biology of Cell block. We started at 7.30 pm and finished at 9.50 pm.
The purposed of this community development project was to help the first year of medical students in Universitas Sumatera Utara to face the midterm exam. We chose the first medical students because they have to adapt to the new circumstances around them. The long-term goal of this project was to improve the capability of health workers especially doctors.
PERISAI’s first intervention was attended by 130 participants that looked enthusiastic. The intervention started at 7.30 pm and opened by MC then greetings by Local Coordinator CIMSA USU, Community Development Coordinator, and Community Development Officer. Then, participants took the pre-test to measure their abilities. While participants were taking the pre-test, they put into the breakout room according to their groups. In the breakout room, participants and mentors started to discuss the exercise questions. Participants were so fascinated (seen from the number of questions raised toward the mentor). After they discussed the exercise question, participants took the post-test. Then, they were assigned back to the main room. MC asked the participants about the impressions of this project. After that, MC closed the intervention at 9.50 pm
After this first intervention, the participants’ scores, according to pre-test and post-test, increased. In the pre-test, the average score of participants was 36,23. In post-test, the average score of participants was 90,00. The increase in participant’s scores on the post-test when compared to the pre-test was 53,77 points.
In this intervention, we hope that PERISAI can help the first-year medical students in Universitas Sumatera Utara to face the midterm exam of 1st Basic Biology of Cells Block. We hope that the first-year medical students give their best and get the best score in their exams. We also hope that in the next intervention, participants will be more enthusiastic and excited.