Students' Feedback of Written Examination: A Public Sector Medical University Experience


  • Sameena Afghan Assistant Controller of Examination,
  • Madiha Memon Interne General Medicine, Department of General Medicine,
  • S H Waqar Associate Professor, Department of General Surgery,
  • Rana Imran Sikandar Professor of Anaesthesia, Department of Anaesthesia
  • M Iqbal Memon Professor of Anaesthesia & Critical Care Medicine, Department of Anaesthesia and Critical Care,



Feedback, Examination process


Objective: To determine the students’ perceptions regarding the examination in a public sector medical university.

Methodology: This cross-sectional study was conducted at Shaheed Zulfiqar Ali Bhutto Medical University Islamabad. An examination feedback proforma was developed to collect the feedback from students appearing for the written exam for MD/MS/MTA during 2015. Multiple variables were assessed and descriptive analysis was done.

Results: The feedback proforma was distributed to 98 candidates with response rate was 68.36%. Overall feedback from students about the examination was positive. Majority of the students were satisfied with the process and arrangements of the examination. However a large number of students did not comment on some important issues.

Conclusion: Collecting students’ feedback about examination was a good effort to identify our deficiencies and indication for areas of improvement. This study revealed a positive response from students regarding overall management of the examination process.






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