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Students' perspective on integrated teaching in medical education: Opportunities, challenges, and potential solutions


1 Member of the Medical Education Unit and Institute Research Council, Department of Community Medicine, Shri Sathya Sai Medical College and Research Institute, Sri Balaji Vidyapeeth – Deemed to be University, Ammapettai, Nellikuppam, Tamil Nadu, India
2 Department of Community Medicine, Shri Sathya Sai Medical College and Research Institute, Sri Balaji Vidyapeeth – Deemed to be University, Ammapettai, Nellikuppam, Chengalpet District, Tamil Nadu, India

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Saurabh RamBihariLal Shrivastava,
Department of Community Medicine, Shri Sathya Sai Medical College and Research Institute, Sri Balaji Vidyapeeth (SBV) – Deemed to be University, Tiruporur - Guduvancherry Main Road, Ammapettai, Nellikuppam, Chengalpaet District - 603108, Tamil Nadu
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DOI: 10.4103/bjhs.bjhs_31_20

The concept of integrated teaching in medical education has been advocated to provide meaningful connections between the topics and problems which are interrelated so that understanding between theory and practical application can be ameliorated. The integrated teaching has been associated with multiple advantages for both the teachers and students. However, it is important to explore the educational initiative in terms of the opportunity which it presents to the students, as eventually our aim is to produce a competent medical graduate. However, for the successful implementation of the integrated teaching and accomplishment of the intended learning outcomes, we have to give due consideration for the existing challenges. There are no doubts that challenges exist from the perspective of administrators and from the faculty perspective, but we cannot ignore the potential challenges attributed to the students. In conclusion, integrated teaching has been linked with multiple benefits for the students in the medical education. However, we have to understand the opportunity and the challenges attributed to the same from the students' perspective for better and successful implementation.


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