International Journal of Health and Allied Sciences


The increasing burden of psychiatric morbidity will proportionately increase the need for teachers of psychiatry in medical colleges. There are no studies on the current postgraduates’ perception about taking up faculty positions. We conducted an online cross-sectional study among 101 postgraduates using self-reporting questionnaires from October 2021 to November 2021. Majority were female, in 25-30 years age group, studying final year in private medical college. They willing to consider teaching positions and expressed interest in training programs. Significant facilitators and barriers to taking up faculty posts included interest in private practice, politics and vacancies available in place of interest.