Identification and comparison of factors related to academic failure in medical colleges; A Bi-center, comparative study

Authors

  • Faiza kiran Department of Medical Education, Army Medical college, National University of Medical Sciences, Rawalpindi, Pakistan https://orcid.org/0000-0001-6014-1153
  • Syed Moyn Aly Department of Medical Education, Jinnah Sindh Medical University, Karachi, Pakistan
  • Abdullah Al Shehri Department of Dignostic and Interventional Radiology, Prince Sultan Military Medival City, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia

DOI:

https://doi.org/10.47391/JPMA.1329

Abstract

Abstract

Objectives: The objectives of our study were to identify the student’s perceptions related to their academic failure and compare these perceptions with their nationality.

Methods: A, non-interventional, bi national, comparative study was conducted in medical colleges of Pakistan and Saudi Arabia, in year 2015-2018, by taking a purposive sample of 210 students. All those who gave consent and scored less than fifty percent in their professional examinations were included. Data was analyzed using SPSS version 23. Frequencies and percentages were calculated, and Man Whitney U was applied to calculate p value.

Results: According to the respondents, common reasons of failure identified were information overload (n=114,50%), difficult examination (n=101, 48%), poor teaching skills of teachers (n=82, 39%), system of education (n=75,36%) and unfair examination (n=78,37%). Eleven items in nationality group were found significant.

Conclusion: Regardless of few cultural and environmental differences in factors contributing towards failure in students of different countries, the risk factors are common to all students. Moreover, most students tend to blame external factors more than internal ones.

Keywords: Risk, factors, Perceived, academic, failure, students, medical, Saudi Arabia, nationality, Pakistan, perceptions

Author Biographies

Faiza kiran, Department of Medical Education, Army Medical college, National University of Medical Sciences, Rawalpindi, Pakistan

Assistant Professor HPE, NUMS

Syed Moyn Aly, Department of Medical Education, Jinnah Sindh Medical University, Karachi, Pakistan

Director Medical Education

Abdullah Al Shehri, Department of Dignostic and Interventional Radiology, Prince Sultan Military Medival City, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia

Radiology Resident (PG Y 2)

Published

2021-04-13

How to Cite

Faiza kiran, Syed Moyn Aly, & Al Shehri, A. . (2021). Identification and comparison of factors related to academic failure in medical colleges; A Bi-center, comparative study. Journal of the Pakistan Medical Association, 1-10. https://doi.org/10.47391/JPMA.1329

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Research Article