The four phenomena of oral exams in our medical school (a personal view)

Short communication


Abdulhamid Al-Tubuly

Department of Microbiology and Immunology, Faculty of Medicine, Tripoli-Libya

JMJ Vo1.6 No.1 (Autumn) 2006: 63-65


The number of students enrolling to medical schools in Libya has increased enormously in the last few years. With this increase, the methods of delivering the medical knowledge and to test the ability of students gaining and keeping this vast amount of information has become somewhat difficult. In this short report, I would like to discuss some of the negative issues that I have observed in relation to oral exams (viva) in the pre-clinical years of our medical school in Tripoli.

Keywords: Oral exam, Viva, Pre-clinical, Medical school, Education