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Table 2 Baghdad medical student level of agreement with statements about aspects of their medical training

From: Perceptions, experiences and expectations of Iraqi medical students

  Strongly disagree
N (%)
Somewhat disagree
N (%)
Somewhat agree
N (%)
Strongly agree
N (%)
Not sure
N (%)
Clinical rotations are well organized to help me learn the topic 61 (14.6) 78 (18.7) 159 (38.0) 65 (15.6) 55 (13.2)
Access to current textbooks and journals is generally good 73 (17.5) 76 (18.2) 147 (35.2) 64 (15.3) 58 (13.9)
Faculty conduct teaching sessions when scheduled 57 (13.6) 79 (18.9) 177 (42.3) 60 (14.4) 45 (10.8)
Faculty keep up to date in the latest developments in their field 56 (13.4) 99 (23.7) 149 (35.7) 59 (14.1) 55 (13.2)
Faculty are generally good teachers with a strong interest in helping us learn 56 (13.4) 85 (20.3) 180 (43.1) 54 (12.9) 43 (10.3)
Faculty private practice responsibilities interferes with teaching responsibilities 87 (20.8) 95 (22.7) 114 (27.3) 48 (11.5) 74 (17.7)
The basic science curricula were well organized to help me learn 74 (17.7) 116 (27.8) 135 (32.3) 30 (7.2) 63 (15.1)
Faculty knowledge and dedication to teaching is very high 107 (25.6) 87 (20.8) 147 (35.2) 17 (4.1) 60 (14.4)
  Poor Fair Good Excellent  
Overall perceived quality of medical training 64 (15.3) 184 (44.0) 162 (38.8) 8 (1.9)  
  1. Data source is a 2015 survey of 418 medical students from three medical schools in Baghdad