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Table 3 Percentage of students responding favorably for items from the DREEM and JHLES that were significantly different between schools

From: Learning environment assessments of a single curriculum being taught at two medical schools 10,000 miles apart

Scale Category/Domain Survey item PUGSOM JHUSOM CUCMS
DREEM Teaching The teaching time is put to good use. 92 % 55 % 78 %
The teaching is student centered. 100 % 68 % 86 %
Long-term learning is emphasized over short term. 79 % 34 % 68 %
The teaching is too teacher-centered.* 88 % 45 % 62 %
Teachers The teachers are good at providing feedback to students. 88 % 46 % 70 %
The teachers ridicule the students.* 67 % 94 % 25 %
The teachers get angry in class.* 92 % 98 % 20 %
The teachers are authoritarian.* 75 % 88 % 19 %
The teachers are patient with patients. 92 % 89 % 59 %
The students irritate the teachers.* 54 % 76 % 37 %
Academic Much of what I have to learn seems relevant to a career in medicine. 100 % 69 % 85 %
Atmosphere The atmosphere is relaxed during lectures. 63 % 85 % 49 %
The atmosphere is relaxed during seminars and tutorials. 67 % 93 % 49 %
This school is well timetabled. 58 % 55 % 85 %
Cheating is a problem in this school.* 92 % 93 % 70 %
JHLES Faculty I feel that SOM faculty members have taken the time to get to know me. 92 % 80 % 42 %
Medical school advisors are readily accessible and interested in students. 79 % 96 % 54 %
Academic I feel that course exams and assessments test my knowledge and abilities fairly. 88 % 45 % 81 %
Engagement The SOM engages students as meaningful participants. 100 % 79 % 79 %
Acceptance and Safety I am concerned that students are mistreated at the SOM.* 92 % 91 % 40 %
I feel concerned at times for my personal safety at the SOM.* 88 % 75 % 51 %
  1. Abbreviation: SOM school of medicine
  2. Asterisks denote negatively worded items that were reverse coded. For these items, percentages correspond to students responding “disagree” or “strongly disagree”. For the rest of the items, percentages correspond to “strongly agree” and “agree”. All differences were significant at p < 0.05 after Bonferroni correction for multiple comparisons