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      <JournalTitle>Journal of Medical and Surgical Research</JournalTitle>
      <Volume-Issue>Vol. III, n 3 </Volume-Issue>
      <Season>February, 2017</Season>
      <ArticleType>JMSR Medical Education</ArticleType>
      <ArticleTitle>Medical students’ study habits and their impact on academic performance</ArticleTitle>
      <Abstract>Background: Medical studies represent a particularly stressful experience for many students. and require a great effort of adaptation and a significant investment to be successful. The present study aimed to describe the study habits of medical students in Morocco and the potential impact of these habits and attitudes on their academic performance.&#13;
Methods: This is a descriptive and analytical cross-sectional study. 1262 medical students enrolled in five different medical schools. filled-in an anonymous online questionnaire aimed at assessing their attitudes and practices towards their medical studies.&#13;
Results: 62% of our participants were women. 31% were enrolled in the faculty of medicine of Oujda, and pursuing their studies in the 2nd cycle for 60% of them. For study habits and attitudes, 7% did not attend classes, 40% didn’t organize their study notes and materials, 50% resorted to cramming rather than spaced practice, 51% skipped chapters during revision, and 84% studied alone. For the academic performance, 36% were high performers while 18% were low performers and 46% considered themselves as medium performers. Many independent factors were significantly associated with being low performer, such as skipping chapters during revision for exams, not using the spaced repetition strategy, and lower personal investment (p</Abstract>
      <Keywords>Medical students,impact,academic performance</Keywords>
        <Abstract>https://www.journal-jmsr.net/ubijournal-v1copy/journals/abstract.php?article_id=4797&amp;title=Medical students’ study habits and their impact on academic performance</Abstract>
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