Strides in Development of Medical Education

Document Type : Original Article


1 Ph.D. in Sociology, Assisstant Professor of Social Sciences Dept., Family &Woman Studies Center, Shahid Bahonar University, Kerman, Iran

2 Specialist in Psychiatry, Associate Professor of Social Medicine Dept., Neuro Sciences Research Center, Education Development Center, Kerman University of Medical Sciences, Iran


Background & Objectives: Inter professional Education for students are introduce as an alternative to traditional educational methods Using this method of teaching had positive effects on student learning professional performance and patient care But students ̓ values are important obstacles in this kind of educational The aim of the present study is to identify students stereotypes regarding practitioners and nurses as an obstacle in Inter professional Education Methods: In this cross sectional study 415 medical and nursing students in Kerman University of Medical Sciences were selected Data collection was based on a questionnaire The questionnaire contains questions about medical and nursing students` stereotypes about each other and about Inter professional Education Data were analyzed by using statistical software SPSSV16 Results : Medical students believed that doctors will show the higher professional characteristics than nurses and vice versa All students agreed with this educational program Most issues should be considered in interdisciplinary education including clinical skills training education of any kind of common skills professional ethics communication skills and interact ion with the patients Conclusion: The survey`s results indicate a need for interdisciplinary training of students that should be considered by educational planners


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