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Assessment of Study Skills and Requirements in Learning Medical Curricula among Medical Students in Gadag District, Karnataka

Author:Ananthachari KR, Rekha Sonavane

Keywords:Study skills, Strategies, Learning, Medical curricula

Type:Original Article

Abstract:"Background: Sudden drift from the schooling and college life to medical profession professional environment makes students dif-ficult to cope up with the study concepts. Study skills are those strategies or skills like making notes, using mnemonics, group dis-cussions and various retention and relaxation techniques for effective learning. Methods: Cross sectional study was conducted among all medical students to elicit the information regarding the various study skills and strategies like preferable factors, environmental factors, innovative techniques and requirements for effective learning. Results: Majority of the students think that following time table, breaking study time into bits, finishing the work on the day, read-ing in morning and library, use of posters, charts and internet for difficult topics will help in better learning. Teacher should be in-teractive, loud, clear and use innovative techniques while teaching Conclusion: Student’s perspective thinking about the factors like following time schedule, use of innovative and relaxation tech-niques and requirements from teachers are all important factors in better learning of the medical curricula.