Dr Bilal Aslam, Dr. Saba Shahid, Dr Amaima Gulzar
Background: To make basic sciences easy and accessible inorder to enhance their clinical importance. Objective: basic sciences in Medical education have a pivotal role in forming foundation of a medical students. however, students have become disinterested due to the inaccessible nature of the stud system and methods. Through this study there has been an attempt made to highlight the problem and find a suitable solution. Material and Method: Data was collected from students of first, second, third, fourth, final year a house officers using a sample size of 265 .data collection was achieved by means of a questionnaire which was analysed using SPSS v.20 (IBM, Chicago, IL). Descriptive statistics were run for categorical and quantitative variables. Total scores on each subscale pertaining to basic science subjects; anatomy, physiology and biochemistry were calculated. Results: Medical students reported mixed responses on clinical significance of subjects of anatomy (moderate) and physiology (low to moderate) while biochemistry was reported as being most useful clinically. More than 50% of the respondents considered the syllabus of the basic medical sciences to be vast, in contrast to their very little clinical usefulness. Traditional teaching of basic medical sciences as individual disciplines, unrelated to each other and other clinical subjects (7), made them very difficult to recall and applicable in clinical years of the students, included in our survey Conclusion: Majority of the respondents in our study were of the view that the knowledge of basic medical sciences is very important in order to become a good clinician but the majority also thought that only a working knowledge of these subjects is required in clinical years. Therefore, there is no need for the deeper concepts of structures and functions.