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Peer-assisted learning: a medical student perspective

Authors Fallaha MA, Pagarkar A, Lucas N

Received 20 December 2017

Accepted for publication 8 January 2018

Published 1 March 2018 Volume 2018:9 Pages 143—145

DOI https://doi.org/10.2147/AMEP.S160165

Checked for plagiarism Yes

Editor who approved publication: Dr Anwarul Azim Majumder


Mohammad Amre Fallaha, Aalia Pagarkar, Nicholas Lucas

Faculty of Medicine, Imperial College London, London, UK

We read the paper by Kazzazi et al1 with great interest. The original paper was informative, and as penultimate year medical students at Imperial College, we want to share our unique perspective regarding student learning and the benefits of peer-assisted learning (PAL). We find that many subjects, including embryology as outlined in the paper,1 are complex and typically taught through lecture-based formats. While this may be understandable to readers of respective specialties, students may find certain concepts abstract and not easily grasped through lectures alone.

View the original paper by Kazzazi and Bartlett.


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