OBJECTIVE: To evaluate the effect of parentís education and better schooling in achievement of
medical entrance exam.
SETTING: Department of Anatomy, Liaquat University of Medical and Health Sciences,
METHOD: This study was conducted on first year MBBS students admitted in Batch 2015-2016
at Liaquat University of Medical and Health Sciences Jamshoro. Total 340 students were
included in this study. A questionnaire is used for data collection which was filled by students
after verbal consent.
RESULTS: Out of total 340 students, 314 filled the questionnaire. Among 314 students 111 (35%)
are males and 203 (65%) are female students. Eighty percent (80%) male and eighty five
percent (85%) female students had their early education from private schools of high standard
while only 20% male and 15% female students had their education from government/ public
schools. Regarding parental education, female students has 100% fathers and 89% educated
mothers, while for male students 97% fathers and 69% mothers found educated. Overall 90%
parents who were educated.
CONCLUSION: Although there may several factors, however better schooling and parental education
is most powerful factor to influence success rate of children pre medical entrance exam.
Parental Education, Private School, Medical entrance exam.