Problem-based learning (PBL) is a student-centered small group study and active learning method. It aims to provide students with the skills of self-learning, learning to learn, and solving real-world problems and is used as a learning method in many medical faculties. In this study, it was aimed to examine and evaluate the perceptions and opinions of Bezmialem Vakif University Faculty of Medicine students about PBL applications and all processes.
For this purpose, a questionnaire consisting of 16 questions was prepared and applied to first, second and third term students in Bezmialem Vakıf University Faculty of Medicine. In this questionnaire, students’ perceptions and opinions were evaluated with a five-point Likert scale and an open-ended question.
According to the results, overall satisfaction was found to be 3.67 on average. These ratios were; 3.85 in the first term students, 3.54 in the second term students, and 3.66 in third term students. As a result, the highest satisfaction was achieved in the proposition “PBL participants are always respectful to the group” with a score of 4.19. The proposition “PBL trainers help to discuss problems in every way” was found to get the lowest score (3.57). The other lowest score (3.59) was achieved in the prosposition “Everyone comes prepared for the second session in PBL sessions”.
With these data, accurate decisions can be made about which steps should be considered in our practices and the aspects that need to be improved. Our goal is to organize PBL sessions in each committee in the preclinical term.