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Qualities of best medical teacher: a student perceptive study

K. Lakshmi Kumari, P. Laxman Rao, R. Chandra Sekhar, G. Krupa Elena.

Abstract
Background: Medical education is changing day by day and there is a continuing need to assess the role of the teacher in medical education. A good Medical teacher is the one who pave the way in the making of our future clinicians. In the Present study we tried to evaluate qualities of best medical teacher in preclinicals, paraclinicals and clinical teachers including all medical, surgical and their allied subjects from first year to final year MBBS Students by student perceptive study at one medical College of Andhra Pradesh, India.
Methods: The study population includes first to final M.B.B.S Students from one medical institute -A Questionnaire comprising of 12 statements relating to the qualities of teacher was prepared. The study population include first to final M.B.B.S Students from one medical institute.
Results: Giving a total of 321 students who are pursuing MBBS from first year to final year 63% participants were females and 37% were male. All the participants are aged in between 17-23 years. In these studies top five qualities of best medical teacher perceived by students is good Quality of subject (72.4%), student friendly nature (71.7%), creating interest in subject (58%), more explanatory / more informative teaching (42.8%), best personality including knowledge, personal and professional skills (41.2%).
Conclusions: A good teacher is someone who is approachable, engaging and inspiring, and who has a sound knowledge of subject of what they are trying to teach. They also have the ability to communicate well with students.

Key words: Best medical teacher, Medical student, Qualities


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