Students’ Perception about the Influence of Medical Education on Medical Students in Anatomy Department


  • Fauzia Qureshi Department of Anatomy, Akhtar Saeed Medical & Dental College Lahore.
  • Zain ul Abideen Department of Software Engineering, NUST Islamabad.
  • Ramsha Rehan Department of Medicine, CMH (Combined Military Hospital) Multan.
  • Fariha Qureshi Department of Anatomy, Akhtar Saeed Medical & Dental College Lahore.
  • Fatima Inam Department of Anatomy, Akhtar Saeed Medical & Dental College Lahore.
  • Syeda Rizwana Jafri Department of Anatomy, Gujranwala Medical College Gujranwala.



Medical education, influence, medical students, stress, faculty members, personality


Introduction: Medical education has both positive and negative impact on the medical student. Initially the subject of anatomy and later other disciplines create mental and emotional stress for many students. Nevertheless, medical education is imperative in developing highly professional doctors.

Aims and Objectives: This research is aimed to study the effect of medical education on the personality and behavior of 2nd year medical students in Anatomy Department.

Place and Duration of study: This study was conducted at the Anatomy Department of Azra Naheed Medical College Lahore (Dec 2022-March 2023).

Material and Methods: This cross-sectional study was conducted on 62 medical students 2nd year MBBS An electronic google form was developed which consisted of 20 questions to study the student’s perception about influence of medical education. The form was posted in the official class Whatsapp group. To avoid potential contamination bias, google form was designed so that one participant could fill the form once by using only email ID assigned by medical college administration. Data was collected and analyzed by Python programming language (Version: 3.10), Pandas and Scikit- learn.

Results: Recent research showed that 87% of medical students felt that medical education has great impact on their personality moreover 80% students realized that they became emotionally intelligent during life in medical college. 95% of students agreed that a lot of stress is induced by medical education in their lives and 80% students raised the bad impact of medical education such as health issues and improper routine life. 75.8% of students thought that education in medical college polished their personality. Moreover 79% of students felt that medical education has a positive impact on their life.

Conclusion: It was concluded that medical education has positive and negative effects on the personality of medical students. It is the students’ perception that their mental, physical & social health is badly affected. Medical students feel that empathy, humanity, dignity & emotional intelligence are the positive changes in their personality. The role of faculty members is also appreciated by the students.


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Fauzia Qureshi, Zain ul Abideen, Ramsha Rehan, Fariha Qureshi, Fatima Inam, Syeda Rizwana Jafri. Students’ Perception about the Influence of Medical Education on Medical Students in Anatomy Department. Proceedings S.Z.M.C [Internet]. 2024 Apr. 29 [cited 2024 Jul. 14];38(2):128-33. Available from: