TRAINING TENDA TENSI 2020
Written by mcdcimsa, on September 13th, 2020
CIMSA has a vision to empower medical students and improve nation’s health. To empower medical students, many events – mainly trainings, have been conducted. In CIMSA UPH, the first training is conducted as a requirement in order to be welcomed to the organisation as first year members. This training is none other than TRENTENTEN (Training Tenda Tensi), which is held annually by the Fundraising and Merchandise Director of CIMSA UPH in order to increase the competency of future members in conducting tenda tensi. TRENTENTEN provides basic understanding in blood pressure measurements as well as blood cholesterol, glucose and uric acid examination. This is done because tenda tensi is one of the main methods of fundraising that is continuously done in CIMSA UPH to fund for future events by the six standing committees. Therefore, it is an obligation for members of CIMSA UPH to be able to perform well in it.
On the 28th of August 2020, TRENTENTEN returns to educate future first year members with instructional videos on performing a blood pressure measurement and blood examination. Then a 40 minute lecture was brought by dr. Wilson Matthew Raffaello, who is an alumni of CIMSA UPH. Other than teaching the ways of tenda tensi, dr. Wilson also gave an in-depth explanation about what the results of each measurements meant. The lecture is followed by a question and answers session to give the participants a chance to clear their doubts about the material that had just been delivered. Afterwards, the participants are divided into groups of 8-10 people accompanied by 2 tutors which are second year members, to have a small group discussion. This discussion is aimed to ensure that each participants have understood the materials. Being in small groups can allow them to feel more relaxed in asking questions and being more actively involved. Their seniors can also share each of their own experiences and anecdotes from their previous tenda tensi.
For evaluation purposes, a pre-test and post-test were held to measure the knowledge of the participants before and after they received the materials. The results showed an increase of 18,6% between the pre-test and post-test average. This proves that the training delivered a positive impact on the participants’ knowledge of tenda tensi. We hope that in the future, this training will be useful for when the day comes for them to participate in their own tenda tensi.
Empowering Medical Students
Improving Nation’s Health