Volume 23, Issue 4 (Winter 2016)                   J Birjand Univ Med Sci. 2016, 23(4): 315-324 | Back to browse issues page

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1- Birjand University of medical sciences , gmortazavi@yahoo.com
2- Birjand University of medical sciences
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Background and Aim: Continuous evaluation of educational activities plays a critical role in the promotion of educational programs. The present study aimed at assessing the viewpoint of medical students on the effectiveness of educational programs and regulations in clinical training.

Materials and Methods: A cross-sectional and descriptive-analytical study was conducted in the internal medicine ward in vali-e-asr hospital of Birjand University of Medical Sciences. All medical students were selected via census from those who had passed their internal medicine training over the past 2 years (2014-2016). Viewpoint of the students on the effectiveness of the internal medicine ward regulations and educational programs were evaluated by means of a researcher-designed questionnaire. The questionnaire included 10 questions regarding educational regulations and 26 items about educational programs. Finally, the obtained data was fed into SPSS (V: 16) software using independent T-test for analysis at the significant level of alpha=0.05.

Results: A total of 100 students, including 36(36%) interns and 64(64%) stagers filled out the questionnaires. Mean viewpoint score of the students on educational regulations was 2.66±0.86. Mean viewpoint score of students on educational rules affecting attendance of students and instructors in training fields was 3.25±1.22 and 3.23+1.09, respectively. Regarding the educational programs, the highest and lowest scores belonged to the outpatient clinic ground conferences; (3.31±0.74) and (2.84±0.79), respectively.

Conclusion: A polyclinic can be an appropriate spot to transfer clinical-educational programs, but ground conferences are not considered suitable for stagers and interns. Running educational regulations can gurantee more attendance of students and instructors in clinical training.

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Type of Study: Original Article | Subject: Medical Education
Received: 2016/06/26 | Accepted: 2016/12/5 | ePublished: 2017/01/9