Community and Individual Causes of Students Failure in Al Kindy College of Medicine 2012


  • Mohammed Asaad Ibrahim Department of Community Medicine Al Kindy College of Medicine University of Baghdad.


Individual accomplishment, Environment factor, Students’ Failure, College of Medicine


Bac kground:
Failure is the state or condition of not meeting a desirable or intended objective, and may be viewed as the opposite of success; students always have a question "Why did I get this grade. On the contrary success leads towards new sources of earning, in fact there are a lot of interacting factors play such extrinsic and extrinsic to reach success.
Objec t i ves :
To explore internal and external factors causing students failure in medical college and to reconnoiter factors improve academic performance.
Methods: A cross-sectional study, conducted in Al Kindy College of Medicine, for the period from November 8th 2012 to May 1st 2013. Formal ethical considerations were obtained about participation and methodology. A sample of 152 students were included and classified according to their year in the college, a questionnaires about students opinion, include a lot of factors in the all fields of educational process and socio-demographic linked with final outcome of the students.
Resul t s : success was more in females, fifth year (83%), student wellness (78%), practical teaching method (75%), regularity in attendees (80%), all lecture attendees (85%), 3-5 family number (78%), 6-10 studying hours (82%), and 25 reading hours weekly (100%), also result of student opinion about crowded weekly schedule (80%), daily quizzes influence (76%), comprehensive material (85%), long lecture duration (74%), headache as cause of failure (23%), consult doctors if there is health problem (88%), and internet uses (72%). These result come in consistent with international studies and researches.
Conc lus ions : applying new techniques in medical education good health monitoring can improve students' academic outcome.




How to Cite

Community and Individual Causes of Students Failure in Al Kindy College of Medicine 2012. (2013). AL-Kindy College Medical Journal, 9(2), 79-85.

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