Strides in Development of Medical Education

Document Type : Original Article


1 General Practitioner, Expert in Education Development Center, Kerman University of Medical Sciences, Kerman, Iran

2 Pharmacy Student, School of Pharmacy, Kerman University of Medical Sciences, Kerman, Iran

3 Medical Student, Afzalipour School of Medicine, Kerman University of Medical Sciences, Kerman, Iran

4 M.Sc. Student of Librarianship, School of Management and Medical Informatics, Iran University of Medical Sciences, Tehran, Iran

5 General Practitioner & Ph.D. in Epidemiology and Biostatistics, Associate Professor of Epidemiology and Statistics Dept., School of Public Health and Physiology Research Center, Kerman University of Medical Sciences, Kerman, Iran

6 B.Sc. in English Teaching, Expert in Scholarship Office, Kerman University of Medical Sciences, Kerman, Iran


  Background & Objective : The importance of dispatching students to foreign countries to continue education is so obvious that even developed countries are not needless of that Hence this study was conducted to evaluate the opinion of overseas graduates who were on a scholarship about the meaning and concepts of educational achievement and its effective factors   Methods : In this qualitative study 11 faculty members of Kerman University of Medical Sciences who have been graduated from foreign universities participated They were inquired into their opinions about assessment criteria of educational achievement and its effective factors using an open interview   Results : Among the most important concepts of educational achievement regarding education quantity attending seminars and conferences can be pointed out The efficiency of learned materials and learning professional scientific topics are important considering education quality and learning extra topics respectively The interviewees also believed that personal factors including personality family economic affairs having professional knowledge in the field of study necessary skills in the language of the target university and its status especially tutors topic and field of research were also substantial   Conclusion : Our findings suggest that concepts of academic achievement are vast and one cannot be considered successful assessing only one or some criteria Hence duration of study the amount of scientific products and their quality the amount of scientific connections and the application of learned topics by the learner are to be noted


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