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Research Journal of Pharmacy and Technology
Year : 2019, Volume : 12, Issue : 9
First page : ( 4095) Last page : ( 4098)
Print ISSN : 0974-3618. Online ISSN : 0974-360X.
Article DOI : 10.5958/0974-360X.2019.00705.4

Medical Students’ Perception of Learning Environment in New Campus of University Malaysia Sarawak (UNIMAS): Measured by DREEM

Yee Khin Than1,*, Yi Myat San1, Aung Khin Cho1, Lwin Mar Mar1, Khaing Mi Mi1, Nwe Tin Moe1, Oo San San2, Aung San Thitsa2, Zin Thant2, Rao U. S. Mahadeva

1Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences, University Malaysia Sarawak, 94300, Kota Samarahan, Malaysia

2Faculty of Medicine, Universiti Sultan Zainal Abidin, 20400, Kuala Terengganu, Terengganu

*Corresponding Author E-mail: ktyee@unimas.my

Online published on 24 December, 2019.


Background: The ultimate goal of the medical education is to produce the competent and qualified medical professionals. One essential component of medical education is to provide a good learning environment. The assessment of learning environment has been determined as a key instrument for the delivery of high quality and effective education and curriculum. Objective of this study: It is to evaluate the strengths and weaknesses of learning environment in new campus of medical faculty in Kotasamarahan. Methods: It was a cross-sectional, questionnaire based study and ninety year-two medical students were recruited for the study. Dundee Ready Education Environment Measure (DREEM) questionnaire was used to collect the data. Results: The total score of DREEM was 124.05/200 and scores of all subdomains indicate ‘More positive than negative’ however there are items, 3,4,9,14,17,25,27 and 48 scored <2 which need improvements to be made to further enhance the quality of learning environment in new medical faculty of UNIMAS. Conclusion: This study can be used as a pivoting point to help produce more competent medical graduates in the future with the implementation of an efficient learning environment.



Dundee Ready Education Environment Measure, Student's perception, Medical professionals, Medical education, Learning environment.


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