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Table 2 Mean (SD) DREEM item scores for first year and clinical batch students

From: Students' perceptions of learning environment in an Indian medical school

Domain Item First year Clinical batch
SPL 1. I am encouraged to participate in teaching sessions 2.77(0.79) 2.51 (0.76)
  7. The teaching is often stimulating 2.52(0.79) 2.18 (0.85)
  13. The teaching is registrar centred 2.42(1.02) 2.13 (0.99)
  16. The teaching helps to develop my confidence 2.61 (0.83) 2.60 (0.87)
  20. The teaching is well focused 2.91 (0.60) 2.58 (0.73)
  21. The teaching helps to develop my confidence 2.59 (0.79) 2.27 (0.93)
  24. The teaching time is put to good use 2.52 (0.93) 2.23(1.06)
  25. The teaching overemphasizes factual learning 1.50 (0.95) 1.57 (1.00)
  38. I am clear about the learning objectives of the course 2.87 (0.73) 2.59 (0.96)
  44. The teaching encourages me to be an active learner 2.55 (0.98) 2.31 (0.89)
  47. Long term learning is emphasized over short term learning 2.24 (1.12) 2.53 (0.96)
  48. The teaching is too teacher centred 1.85 (1.07) 1.95 (1.00)
SPT 2. The course organizers are knowledgeable 3.22 (0.68) 2.98 (0.62)
  6. The course organizers espouse a patient centered approach to consulting 1.97 (1.14) 2.16 (1.02)
  8. The course organizers ridicule their registrars 1.94 (1.03) 1.88 (0.96)
  9. The course organizers are authoritarian 1.54 (0.98) 1.57 (0.97)
  18. The course organizers appear to have effective communication skills with patients 2.22 (1.19) 2.57 (0.96)
  29. The course organizers are good at providing feedback to registrars 2.60 (0.87) 2.15 (0.95)
  32. The course organizers provide constructive criticism here 2.13 (1.03) 2.29 (0.98)
  37. The course organizers give clear examples 2.87 (0.70) 2.71 (0.84)
  39. The course organizers get angry in teaching sessions 2.05 (2.17) 1.55 (1.11)
  40. The course organizers are well prepared for their teaching sessions 3.06 (0.63) 2.89 (0.85)
  49. The registrars irritate the course organizers 2.73 (1.00) 2.20 (1.02)
SASP 5. Learning strategies which worked for me before continue to work for me now 1.86 (1.04) 2.19 (0.88)
  10. I am confident about passing this year 2.97 (2.91) 3.12 (3.16)
  22. I feel I am being well prepared for my profession 2.50 (0.85) 2.42 (1.00)
  26. Last years work has been a good preparation for this years work 1.89 (1.12) 2.54 (1.03)
  27. I am able to memorize all I need 1.39 (1.04) 1.68 (1.04)
  31. I have learned a lot about empathy in my profession 2.47 (1.05) 2.57 (0.92)
  41. My problem solving skills are being well developed here 2.46 (0.85) 2.37 (0.85)
  45. Much of what I have to learn seems relevant to a career in healthcare 2.97 (0.80) 2.73 (0.91)
SPA 11. The atmosphere is relaxed during consultation teaching 2.56 (1.03) 2.25 (0.95)
  12. The course is well time tabled 2.38 (1.11) 2.40 (1.00)
  17. Cheating is a problem in this course 2.44 (1.28) 2.38 (1.21)
  23. The atmosphere is relaxed during lectures 2.42 (1.30) 2.13 (0.98)
  30. There are opportunities for me to develop interpersonal skills 2.58 (0.88) 2.48 (0.86)
  33. I feel comfortable in teaching sessions socially 2.58 (0.75) 2.31 (0.90)
  34. The atmosphere is relaxed during seminars/tutorials 2.47 (1.04) 2.21 (1.00)
  35. I find the experience disappointing 2.37 (1.14) 2.43 (0.95)
  36. I am able to concentrate well 2.28 (0.95) 2.34 (0.92)
  42. The enjoyment outweighs the stress of studying medicine 1.76 (1.19) 1.62 (0.99)
  43. The atmosphere motivated me as a learner 2.42 (1.04) 2.41 (0.97)
  50. I feel able to ask the questions I want 2.18 (1.14) 1.96 (1.16)
SSSP 3. There is a good support system for registrars who get stressed 2.04 (1.04) 1.95 (0.78)
  4. I am too tired to enjoy this course 1.67 (1.17) 1.56 (1.13)
  14. I am rarely bored on this course 1.78 (1.00) 1.69 (1.04)
  15. I have good friends in this course 3.21 (0.78) 2.82 (1.09)
  19. My social life is good 2.53 (1.03) 2.47 (1.01)
  28. I seldom feel lonely 2.21 (1.13) 1.99 (1.22)
  46. My accommodation is pleasant 2.68 (1.00) 2.47 (1.23)