Students’ view points on the educational problems in medical school of Kermanshah University of Medcial Sciences (2007)

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Soraia Siabani 1 , * , Mahmood Reza Moradi 2 , Hossein Siabani 3 , Mansour Rezaei 4 , Sara Siabani 5 , Khavar Amolaei 6 , Ebrahim Karimi 7

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1 Education Development Center, Kermanshah University of Medical Sciences, Kermanshah, Iran

2 Dept. of Urology, School of Medicine, Kermanshah University of Medical Sciences, Kermanshah, Iran

3 Pirkashan Health center, Kermanshah Health center, Kermanshah University of Medical Sciences, Kermanshah, Iran

4 Dept. of Biostatistics, School of Medicine, Kermanshah University of Medical Sciences, Kermanshah, Iran

5 School of Medicine, Shahid Beheshti University of Medical Sciences, Tehran, Iran

6 Dept. of Midwifery, School of Nursing and Midwifery, Kermanshah University of Medical Sciences, Kermanshah, Iran

7 Department of ENT, School of Medicine, Kermanshah University of Medical Sciences, Kermanshah, Iran

How to Cite: Siabani S, Moradi M R, Siabani H, Rezaei M, Siabani S, et al. Students’ view points on the educational problems in medical school of Kermanshah University of Medcial Sciences (2007), J Kermanshah Univ Med Sci. 2009 ; 13(2):e79804.

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Journal of Kermanshah University of Medical Sciences: 13 (2); e79804
Published Online: September 19, 2009
Article Type: Research Article
Received: March 02, 2009
Accepted: August 12, 2009

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Abstract

Background: There is no doubt that improving quality in medical education is based on analysis of the current situation. Medical students are considered one of the best resources whose viewpoints on the educational shortcomings can provide valuable information on where there is still work to be done. This study presents the students perspective on the eeducational problems in Medical School of Kermanshah University of Medical Sciences in 2007.

Methods: This phenomenological qualitative study included 24 medical students who were at different stages of medical training. Group discussions were held and students were interviewed over several sessions. All the sessions were tape recorded and transcribed by the 3 assistants. Information was then categorized in terms of three areas of basic sciences, traineeship and internship.

Results: The most important problems were cited under the categories of educational objectives, planning, management, ethics and evaluation by the students. Among subcategories, offering specialty and subspecialty materials, the gap between basic sciences and traineeship, lack of motivation and lack of supervision on education were rated as the most important factors causing concern among the students.

Conclusion: The results of the study have revealed a series of problems that require measures at the national level including the shortage of high – quality academic staff. However, most issues can be addressed through careful planning on the part of university officials and academic staffs.

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educational problems medical school students

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