Introduction: Medical colleges have the social responsibility to produce primary health care physicians for providing preventive, promotive, curative & rehabilitative services to the community. Medical council of India has recommended, community oriented learning in Medical curriculum. Community Medicine department is conducting family studies, field visits, Pulse Polio Immunization programme & other community oriented learning for medical students in 3rd year MBBS.
Objective: The present study was conducted to assess the perception on community oriented learning among the medical students.
Materials and Methods: A descriptive study was done among 106 final year medical students by using self-administered question-naire. The study was done between December 2015 to March 2016. Perception was assessed using five point likert scale.
Results and Conclusion: There was a positive perception among medical students regarding family study, field visits & pulse polio programme for developing communication skills, group learning & sensitization to community health.
Key words: Curriculum, Medical students, Primary care physician, Perception