On November 6, 2020, CIMSA USU held the second intervention of community development called PERISAI (Persiapan Ujian Bareng CIMSA). This intervention was held online via Zoom platform. Participants consist of the first-year medical students of USU and mentors from CIMSA USU’s member. This intervention aims to help participants to face midterm exam of the 2nd Basic Biology of Cell’s Block.
The event began at 7.30 pm, started with opening by the moderator, followed by greetings fromLocal Coordinator CIMSA USU, Community Develpoment Development Coordinator, and Community Development Officer. Then, participants took pretest in order to measure participants’ knowledge before the discussion began. Furthermore, participants and mentors entered the breakout room to start the discussion about the exercise. The questions discussed were related to the 2nd Basic Biology of Cell Block. Apart from discussing the questions, there was also a sharing session with the mentors. After discussion, participants took the posttest, got back to the main room and the intervention closed by moderator at 9.50 pm.
The participants of this 2nd intervention of PERISAI were so excited during the discussion. Most of them were participants from the first intervention of PERISAI. They were very satisfied with first intervention and decided to join the 2nd intervention so they could prepare for the midterm exam of second Basic Biology of Cell Block.
After the intervention, we found that there was an increase in the participants’ knowledge that can be seen from the pretest and posttest results of the 120 participants. At the pretest, it was found that the average score of participants was 37.67. Meanwhile in the posttest, the average score of participants was 76. It can be concluded that there was an increase in the average score of participants’ knowledge by 38,33.
We hope that after this second intervention PERISAI participants can be more confident in facing the midterm exam of second Basic of Biology Cell Block. We hope that participants can do the best on the exam and get satisfactory results. We also hope that participants will be more excited and enthusiast to join the next intervention of PERISAI