This cross-sectional study was conducted at the AKUMC, Karachi, Pakistan, from June 2014 to March 2015, and comprised medical students.
Current advances in research have shown that analysis of EE should form part of the appropriate educational practices developed by any institution which can be made possible using DREEM scale.12,13 There is a need to review whether the existing teaching in the AKUMC over-emphasises factual learning, which appears to be an area of common concern as evidenced from other reports in the literature.6,11,14-16
Differences on the basis of pre-medical educational background have been reported before for a study conducted in Malaysia, in which students from the 1st-year matriculation programme had more positive perceptions, as compared to those who participated in the 2nd-year matriculation programme before joining medical schools.20 Students in the AKUMC coming from the local HSC background scored significantly higher overall than students from the British system and other backgrounds, and also in all subscales.
Conclusion: Students perceived a positive learning environment at AKUMC Karachi.
The Aga Khan University Medical College (AKUMC) was the first private medical college established in 1983 in Pakistan.
The objective of this study was to assess the educational environment prevalent in a private medical college in Pakistan (AKUMC) using DREEM scale and subscales.
As far as the budget of AKUMC is concerned even after number of requests, and in spite of promises from the Public Affairs Department assurances, the only statistics given to the writer was the figure of expenses: Rs.
AKUMC has two ambulances to cater to the need of those in necessity.