A Trip Down Memory Lane: Exploring the Use of a Learning Tool in Undergraduate Medical Education

Rizwana Kamran, Shazia Tufail, Arub Ahmed, Saria Khalid, Aqsa Shafique, Junaid Sarfraz Khan


Objective: To explore reflection as a learning tool in undergraduate medical education.
Study Design: Cross-sectional survey.
Place and Duration of Study: The study was conducted among MBBS and BDS undergraduate students of CMH Lahore Medical College and Institute of Dentistry, Lahore, Pakistan from 1st January 2022 to 30th June 2022.
Materials and Methods: In this online cross-sectional survey, the Reflective practices questionnaire (RPQ) was administered to 290 medical (fourth and final year) and dental (third and final year) undergraduates. Data were analyzed through SPSS 24.
Results: Out of 290 participants, the majority were female (179, 61.7%). Most of the participants were from MBBS (188, 64.8%). The overall mean score of the questionnaire was 73.493 ± 17.407 (95% CI: 16.286 ± 18.439) out of a total score of 96. The highest score of critical appraisal was 18.790 ± 4.248 (95% CI: 4.064 ± 4.608). There was no difference of the mean score of different domains based on gender, specialty or year of education.
Conclusion: The undergraduate medical and dental students demonstrated good reflective practices. However, there is a need to improve critical thinking and appraisal among students to achieve better outcomes.

Keywords: Learning Tool, Medical Education, Medical Students, Reflection.

How to cite this: Kamran R, Tufail S, Ahmed A, Khalid S, Shafique A, Khan JS.  A Trip Down Memory Lane: Exploring the Use of a Learning Tool in Undergraduate Medical Education. 2023; 4(2): 170-175. doi: http://doi.org/10.37185/LnS.1.1.281

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