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International Journal of Recent Trends in Science and Technology, ISSN 2277-2812 E-ISSN: 2249-8109

Volume 6, Issue 2, March 2013 pp 60-63

Research Article

Analyzing the Dreams Coming True for Young Undergraduates of DMCH, Laherisarai ,Darbhanga  using DREEM Score


Rishabh Kumar Rana*, Sunil Kumar*, Abhay Kumar*, Veena Roy#, C. Roy

{*Post Grad Students, #Tutor - Medical Officer - In charge of UTHC, Professor and Head of the Department} Department of Community Medicine, Laheriasari, Darbhanga, Bihar, INDIA.


Academic Editor : Dr. Aher K.R.



Introduction Poor maintenance, unclean surroundings, and lots of other issues are a sine qua non with majority of Government Medical Colleges across the state. Majority of times it is seen that hasty decisions are made in the 1st Professional Year i.e. in the 1st Semester itself. As the students start to live, learn and imbibe in the local culture and atmosphere their concerns are minimized and number of students leaving the course midway in 3rd semester lessens. This study aims to measure the reasons for this in, statistical terms using DREEM1 ( Dundee Ready Educational Environment Measure) Score. Objective: Analyze the level of satisfaction of undergraduate students after getting in the Medical College by assessing their Perception of the Educational Environment in the medical college through the DREEM Score. Methodology – A cross sectional study conducted in Darbhanga Medical College, Laheriasarai, Darbhanga Bihar. Data was collected using 50 item Dundee Ready Educational Environment Measure. . Total number of students was 170, 80 from 1st Semester and 90 from 3rd Semester. Study period was from September 2012- November 2012.  The data obtained was analyzed using Medcalc . Results: According to DREEM Score, items having a mean score of ≥3.5 are positive points, ≤2 indicate problem areas, and between 2 and 3 are aspects of the study environment that could be improved. The 1st semester students scored less than 2 for 10 items (4, 9, 14, 25, 27,39, 42, 43, 48, and 49) and above 3 for 3 items (2, 10, and 19). 3rd semester students scored less than 2 for 10 items (3, 4, 9, 14, 17, 25, 27, 42, 48, and 49) and above 3 for 2 item (2 and 19). Scoring patterns in both the groups were similar except for 2 items (10 and 39). Conclusion - Considerations of climate in the medical school, along the lines of continuous quality improvement and innovation, are likely to further the medical school as a learning organization with the attendant benefits.