Background: The educational environment has a major impact on students' learning and educational activity hence it is important for evaluation and description. The objective of this study was to explore the quality of the educational environment in Basra College of Medicine.
Methods: The Arabic translation of the Dundee Ready Education Environment Measure (DREEM) was used to evaluate students' perception of the educational environment.
Results: The overall mean score was 93.57 and that for students' perceptions of learning 23.89, students' perceptions of teachers 16, students' academic self-perception 15.53, students' perception of atmosphere 20.5, and students' social self-perception 13.61. Gender was not statistically significant variable.
Conclusion: All results in every parameter of the educational environment inventory, whether total mean score or the five subscales, show presence of low values probably related to the traditional system of teaching which need consideration and solutions.