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A study of the different learning styles of the present first professional MBBS students at United Institute of Medical Sciences, United Medicity, Prayagraj, India

Soumitra Chakravarty, Mohd Danish Khan, Shafali Singh, Bhawesh Bhushan, Geeta Jaiswal, Shweta Dwivedi, Abha Pandey.

Abstract
Background: The study is designed to evaluate the different learning styles of the present first professional MBBS students. Students were requested to complete the visual-aural-read/write-kinesthetic (VARK) questionnaire at VARK-LEARN.COM. Results of the questionnaire were collected by email and analyzed using Microsoft Excel. We found that 68.2% had multimodal learning preferences and 31.7% had single learning preference.

Aims and Objectives: The objective of this study is to analyze the different learning styles of MBBS 1st year students of United Institute of Medical Sciences, Prayagraj, using the VARK questionnaire.

Materials and Methods: This study includes the informed consent taken from each student before participating. The Institutional Ethics Committee approved the study. Copyright permission was taken from the website vark-learn.com, from VARK Learn Limited, New Zealand. One hundred and two students had consented, and out of them, 85 students participated in the study. The students were asked to complete the questionnaire on the website. The data on their learning styles were collected and analyzed using Microsoft Excel.

Results: Out of 85 Students, 58 (68.2%) had multimodal learning preferences. Of these, 28.2% of students had four-part VARK or quadrimodal preferences, 28.2% of students had bimodal, and 11.7% had trimodal learning preferences. Twenty-seven (31.7%) had single learning preferences, and, out of these 27 students, 17 (20%) had kinesthetic, 6 (7.05%) had visual learning preferences, and 4 (4.7%) students had aural learning preferences.

Conclusion: With the help of this study, we concluded that most of the students who participated in our study are multimodal learners, and out of the students who had a single learning preference, most had kinesthetic learning preferences.

Key words: Learning Preferences; Visual Aural Read/Write and Kinesthetic; Medical Students; Multimodal; Unimodal


 
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Chakravarty S, Khan MD, Singh S, Bhushan B, Jaiswal G, Dwivedi S, Pandey A. A study of the different learning styles of the present first professional MBBS students at United Institute of Medical Sciences, United Medicity, Prayagraj, India. Natl J Physiol Pharm Pharmacol. 2022; 12(12): 2163-2166. doi:10.5455/njppp.2022.12.09441202204112022


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Chakravarty S, Khan MD, Singh S, Bhushan B, Jaiswal G, Dwivedi S, Pandey A. A study of the different learning styles of the present first professional MBBS students at United Institute of Medical Sciences, United Medicity, Prayagraj, India. https://www.njppp.com/?mno=114678 [Access: February 01, 2023]. doi:10.5455/njppp.2022.12.09441202204112022


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Chakravarty S, Khan MD, Singh S, Bhushan B, Jaiswal G, Dwivedi S, Pandey A. A study of the different learning styles of the present first professional MBBS students at United Institute of Medical Sciences, United Medicity, Prayagraj, India. Natl J Physiol Pharm Pharmacol. 2022; 12(12): 2163-2166. doi:10.5455/njppp.2022.12.09441202204112022



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Chakravarty S, Khan MD, Singh S, Bhushan B, Jaiswal G, Dwivedi S, Pandey A. A study of the different learning styles of the present first professional MBBS students at United Institute of Medical Sciences, United Medicity, Prayagraj, India. Natl J Physiol Pharm Pharmacol. (2022), [cited February 01, 2023]; 12(12): 2163-2166. doi:10.5455/njppp.2022.12.09441202204112022



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Chakravarty, S., Khan, . M. D., Singh, . S., Bhushan, . B., Jaiswal, . G., Dwivedi, . S. & Pandey, . A. (2022) A study of the different learning styles of the present first professional MBBS students at United Institute of Medical Sciences, United Medicity, Prayagraj, India. Natl J Physiol Pharm Pharmacol, 12 (12), 2163-2166. doi:10.5455/njppp.2022.12.09441202204112022



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Chakravarty, Soumitra, Mohd Danish Khan, Shafali Singh, Bhawesh Bhushan, Geeta Jaiswal, Shweta Dwivedi, and Abha Pandey. 2022. A study of the different learning styles of the present first professional MBBS students at United Institute of Medical Sciences, United Medicity, Prayagraj, India. National Journal of Physiology, Pharmacy and Pharmacology, 12 (12), 2163-2166. doi:10.5455/njppp.2022.12.09441202204112022



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Chakravarty, Soumitra, Mohd Danish Khan, Shafali Singh, Bhawesh Bhushan, Geeta Jaiswal, Shweta Dwivedi, and Abha Pandey. "A study of the different learning styles of the present first professional MBBS students at United Institute of Medical Sciences, United Medicity, Prayagraj, India." National Journal of Physiology, Pharmacy and Pharmacology 12 (2022), 2163-2166. doi:10.5455/njppp.2022.12.09441202204112022



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Chakravarty, Soumitra, Mohd Danish Khan, Shafali Singh, Bhawesh Bhushan, Geeta Jaiswal, Shweta Dwivedi, and Abha Pandey. "A study of the different learning styles of the present first professional MBBS students at United Institute of Medical Sciences, United Medicity, Prayagraj, India." National Journal of Physiology, Pharmacy and Pharmacology 12.12 (2022), 2163-2166. Print. doi:10.5455/njppp.2022.12.09441202204112022



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Chakravarty, S., Khan, . M. D., Singh, . S., Bhushan, . B., Jaiswal, . G., Dwivedi, . S. & Pandey, . A. (2022) A study of the different learning styles of the present first professional MBBS students at United Institute of Medical Sciences, United Medicity, Prayagraj, India. National Journal of Physiology, Pharmacy and Pharmacology, 12 (12), 2163-2166. doi:10.5455/njppp.2022.12.09441202204112022