Volume 20, Number 4 (January 2014)                   J Birjand Univ Med Sci. 2014, 20(4): 401-408 | Back to browse issues page


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Ziaee M, Rezvani Khorashad M, Sadeghi Khorashad M, Hossini S. Medical students’ viewpoints on the quality of morning report sessions. J Birjand Univ Med Sci.. 2014; 20 (4) :401-408
URL: http://journal.bums.ac.ir/article-1-1535-en.html

1- Associate Professor, Hepatitis Research Center, Birjand University of Medical Sciences, Birjand, Iran , dr.m.ziaee@gmail.com
2- Associate Professor, Diabetes Research center, Birjand University of Medical Sciences, Birjand, Iran.
3- Instructor, Department of Social Medicine, Faculty Of Medicine, Birjand University of Medical Sciences,Birjand,Iran
4- General Practitioner, Birjand University of Medical Sciences,Birjand,Iran
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Background and Aim: Morning report, clinical rounds , and ambulatory teaching are three common, useful and valuable methods (Gold Standards) in clinical education. This program has some characteristics and standards that, when properly applied, will play an effective role in students’ clinical learning. The present study mainly aimed at assessing students’ viewpoints on the quality of morning report sessions in internal medicine wards of Birjand Valli-e-asr hospital. Materials and Methods: In this descriptive – analytical study, 110 interns’ and trainees’ viewpoints on the quality of morning report sessions were assessed. Necessary data was gathered by means of a researcher- designed questionnaire whose validity and reliability were confirmed by experts ,applying Cronbach’s alpha . Data analysis was perfopmed by means of SPSS (version 15) using statistical tests of Mann Whitney at the significat level of P<0.05. Results : Out of 110 medical students , 41.8% were trainees and 58.2 % were interns. According to the subjects’ viewpoints 51.8% of the sessions were regularly held . A majority of faculty members (54.5 %) always and 44.5 % of the students usually participated in the sessions, regularly. Regarding the trainees (apprentices), 45.5 % of them never took part in discussions or negotiations. The students believed that only 41.8 % of morning report sessions were educationally rich and transferred new concepts. Among the students, 38.2 % thought that teachers’ explanations were either always or usually boring and uninteresting. In the idea of 74. 5% of the subjects, outpatients were never introduced and in 61.8% of patients communicative skills were not discussed. Conclusion: The current study showed that overall quality of students' view of morning reports in Birjand University of Medical Sciences, is moderate.Yet, the students believed that morning report sessions are weak as far as education and new concepts are concerned. Thus, it is necessary to establish a committee to revise and improve morning reports, taking teachers’ and students’ viewpoints into account.
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Subject: Medical Education
Received: 2013/12/6 | Accepted: 2014/01/23 | Published: 2014/03/9

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