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Purpose: This study aims to examine the access and purpose of internet use by the teaching staff of Peshawar Medical College, Peshawar.
Method(s)/Materials: Data were collected through a tested questionnaire from 115 teaching staff members of two major groups’ basic sciences and clinical sciences with a response rate (57.39%) of 66 members positively. Teaching faculty comprising 71.40% Male faulty members and 28.60% female took part in the study. Data were analyzed and tabulated using the SPSS tool.
Research Limitation(s): This study was limited to the teaching faculty of basic and clinical science departments of Peshawar Medical College Peshawar.
Key Finding(s): Key findings of this study revealed that majority of the respondents use the internet for teaching, research, career development and sports. Low internet speed, power failure, lack of modern trainings and finance are the major barriers to the smooth operation of internet in Peshawar Medical College.
Practical Implication(s): The findings of the study revealed that the internet as an educational tool of the day. There were different areas indicated by respondents that need to be improved for more beneficial use of the internet. Hence, this study can attract the policymakers for the development of the information technology programs in medical institutions.
Contribution to Knowledge: This study has contributed new portrait to the knowledge of the internet usage in medical teaching profession.