Strides in Development of Medical Education

Document Type : Original Article


1 Lecturer of Biochemistry Dept., Afzalipour Medical School, University of Medical Sciences, Kerman, Iran

2 Assistant Professor of Microbiology Dept, Afzalipour Medical school, University of Medical Sciences, Kerman, Iran

3 Assistant Professor of Educational Sciences Dept., Shahid Bahonar University, Kerman, Iran


Background: Comprehensive evaluation of educational systems involves the evaluation of programs and performances of the whole administrative system as well as schools and educational departments In accreditation model a recently emerged model internal evaluation is the first step and it ensures the internal quality of universities Objective: To determine the educational statue of educational groups in Kerman School of Medicine from 19941998 through internal evaluation as the first step of accreditation Method: In this descriptive study educational performance indicator including drop out rate waste rate survival rate average of study duration and rejection rate of Kerman Medical students admitted from 199498 (n= 486) were determined by using Report Cards of Students Results: From all studied subjects 250 students were female and 239 were male The waste rate of the total examined students was 37% the rejection rate was 35% Average of study duration was 1525 semesters drop out rate was 08% and promotion rate was 965% The rejection rates of the nonquota and quota students were respectively 25% 77% The minimum rejection rate (3%) was in year 1996 and the maximum rejection rate (39%) was in year 1994 The maximum rejection rates were related to the second semester of the first year in admitted students of 1995(163%) 1996(12%) and 1998(104%) In all academic years the maximum failure rates were for basic sciences and specialized courses (67%) Conclusion: Since the maximum rejection rate in all three studied years is related to the second semester of first year and the maximum failure rate was found for basic sciences and specialized courses it is necessary that educational authorities as well as the educational programmers review the lesson arrangement and contents of these courses