Sohail Anjum, Nighat Nadeem, Muhammad Ashraf, Ali Anwar Sulehri, Hafsa Sohail, Maheen Sohail
Aim: To identify
the indicators which enhance quality of academic program in a medical college.
survey was carried out in February, 2019 in a private medical college in Lahore
by distributing questionnaires to available MBBS classes which yielded 130
responses, medical faculty members with 51 responses, alumni with 25
respondents and five employers responded. Filled out questionnaires were
collected and the relevant data was analyzed using SPSS version 25.
Results:Out of 130 medical students 64(49.2%) strongly agreed that the program
was tough and placed a lot of pressure and 69(53%) agreed’ that the program
effectively increased team work; while 67(51.5%) agreed the program supports
learning effectively. Majority of the faculty > 65% were satisfied with the
teaching, intellectual stimulation and research facilitation, and >75% were
satisfied with interaction with students and colleagues. Majority of alumni and
employers were of the opinion that the post-graduation training facilities may be
provided in this institution. Another member added that research environment
may be inculcated in the organization and discipline of faculty and the
students be ensured.
Conclusion: The quality indicators as student and faculty feedback suggested
positive academic changes. Alumni and employer academic perceptions suggested
improving graduate abilities adopting institutional formal quality processes
leads to quality assurance of the medical program. Quality indicators may have
multiple applications: for guiding policy makers; to provide stakeholder information
sources, assisting providers to conduct initiatives for quality improvement and
evaluating impact of such initiatives.