The aim of this study is to describe the medical students' self-regulated learning skills and to examine differences between self-regulated learning skills and achievement. Both quantitative and qualitative methods were used Hi this descriptive study. Out of 810 first three year students of Hacettepe University. Faculty of Medicine took part in the study Moreover, nine students were interviewed. Data gathering instruments were the self-regulated learning skills scale and the interview form. The average score of the committee exams were used or determining the achievement level. The statistical differences were determined between students' self-regulated learning skills and their achievement levels. The successful students were observed more self-regulated learning skills in all stages of learning in the qualitative stud The learning was described in successive five stages during the interviews: action to learning. determining and assessment of needs. determining of objectives, planning and implementation of learning, assessment of outcomes and strategies.