There is urgent need for teaching medicine in Arabic, a process which requires careful planning based on scientific basis.
Most literature advocating this come from personal feelings and impressions.
There are no reports of medical students'opinions and attitude towards this issue.
The study was conducted in the College of Medicine and Medical Sciences, King faisal University, Dammam, Saudi Arabia, which uses English as the medium of instruction.
Medical students and post-graduate residents were selected to answer a self-administered questionnaire which explored their attitude towards the subject.
The students showed a positive attitude towards teaching medicine in Arabic, with varying opinions regarding when and how it should be done.
It was concluded that students and residents welcomed Arabization provided it was approached gradually and with adequate planning.
A gradual plan to achieve is out-lined.
Mots-clés Pascal : Enseignement, Etudiant, Enseignant, Questionnaire, Arabe, Homme, Langue, Médecine
Mots-clés Pascal anglais : Teaching, Student, Teacher, Questionnaire, Arabic, Human, Tongue, Medicine
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Inist-CNRS - Institut de l'Information Scientifique et Technique
Cote : 96-0351617
Code Inist : 002B30A09. Création : 10/04/1997.