Evaluation of Online teaching by Undergraduate medical students of Rawalpindi Medical University amidst COVID-19 pandemic

  • Rizwana Shahid Rawalpindi Medical University
  • Shazia Zeb Rawalpindi Medical University
  • Sumaira Yasmeen Rawalpindi Medical University
  • Muhammad Umar Rawalpindi Medical University
  • Rai Asghar Rawalpindi Medical University
  • Maryim Batul Rawalpindi Medical University
Keywords: Teacher evaluation, Google forms, e-learning, medical students


Objective: To determine the viewpoints of undergraduate medical students pertinent to online education carried out by their teachers amid COVID-19 pandemic

Subjects & Methods: A cross-sectional descriptive study was carried out during August 2020 in order to evaluate the teachers with respect to their online teaching. Google forms were electronically administered to all 1st – final year medical students to gather their perspectives relevant to their respective teachers. About 266 medical students participated in this research through convenience sampling. Mean ± SD for each item was computed. The data was analyzed by means of SPSS version 25.0.

Results: Of the total 266 medical students, highest proportion (53.75%) was constituted by final year MBBS students. Maximum response was received pertinent to teachers of Pathology followed by those of Surgery & Allied, Medicine & Allied and Gynaecology & Obstetrics. Students were 100% satisfied with online teaching attributes of Surgery & Allied Teachers while %   and  % were pleased with those of Medicine & Allied and Gynaecology & Obstetrics respectively. Well preparedness of the teachers for their online class got highest score (4.49 ± 1.05) while least score (4.07 ± 1.44) was computed regarding flexibility of the teachers in accommodating individual student needs. Students recommended making the e-learning sessions more interactive.

Conclusion: Medical students were sufficiently contented with online teaching of their respective teachers. However, there is need to train the teachers for more interactivity during e-learning sessions.

Author Biographies

Shazia Zeb, Rawalpindi Medical University

Deputy Director DME

Sumaira Yasmeen, Rawalpindi Medical University

Demonstrator DME

Muhammad Umar, Rawalpindi Medical University

Vice Chancellor 

Rai Asghar, Rawalpindi Medical University

Director DME

Maryim Batul, Rawalpindi Medical University

Demonstrator DME


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How to Cite
Shahid R, Zeb S, Yasmeen S, Umar M, Asghar R, Batul M. Evaluation of Online teaching by Undergraduate medical students of Rawalpindi Medical University amidst COVID-19 pandemic. JRMC [Internet]. 30Jun.2021 [cited 27Oct.2021];25(2):175-80. Available from: https://journalrmc.com/index.php/JRMC/article/view/1480

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