PREFERENCES OF MEDICAL STUDENTS REGARDING TEACHING METHODS IN A RURAL MEDICAL COLLEGE IN MAHARASHTRA, INDIA
Rishi Raj Ashokkumar Sinha* and Dr. Sunil Mhaske
In developing countries like India, where there is an exponential increase of institutions catering to medical students, it becomes a challenge to teach to large number of students per class. Hence, research is needed to identify the needs of students in relation to their day to day learning activities. Aim is to understand the preferences and perception of medical students about the current methods of teaching. A questionnaire was used to collect the information in relation to preferences and perceptions regarding teaching methods utilized for theory and clinical teaching. A Cross-sectional study was carried out at a tertiary care hospital and Medical college. The findings of the study suggest that a combination of traditional methods with other methods such as PBL, video lectures and mannequins could be an effective way of teaching theory and clinical skills. Teachers should be encouraged to use chalk and talk more frequently during teaching sessions.
Keywords: Perceptions and Preferences, Medical Students, Teaching Methods.
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