Dr Amara Zafar, Dr Sidra Akbar Ali, Dr Aatqa Farooq
Background: In our study, we attempted to conduct a comparative study to find out perceptions and preferences of both teachers and students. Until now, mostly students’ perspectives have been obtained regarding teaching methodologies in medical schools. Objective: The main objectives are to evaluate the satisfaction level regarding current teaching system in our college, to find out both the preferred and least preferred teaching methods and to do a comparative analysis of students and teachers’ perceptions. Material and Methods: Study Design: Cross-sectional study. Study Setting and duration: From December 2017 to February 2018, we conducted our study in Fatimah Jinnah Medical University (FJMU), Lahore. Inclusion criteria: Only those members of faculty were given questionnaires who teach MBBS classes. Similarly, only students of MBBS were randomly selected. Data Collection and analysis: Collected data was analyzed using SPSS version 21.0 and various statistical formulas were applied. Out of 175 respondents 100 were students and 75 were teachers. Results: The stats about fulfillment level of current teaching system in FJMU showed that among students 33% agree and 5% strongly agree with it whereas among teachers 53.7% agree and 2.7% strongly agree with it. Conclusions: Teachers and students are not fully satisfied with the current teaching methodologies in FJMU. Difference of opinions is found among students and teachers regarding lecture time duration, accessibility of teachers, small group teaching and use of white board in lectures. Preferred animation based lectures, practical session, problem based learning, and power point lectures. Key words: perspective, teachers, teaching methodologies, students.