Strides in Development of Medical Education

Document Type : Original Article


1 Neurologist, Associate Professor of Neurology Dept., Neuroscience Research Center, Isfahan University of Medical Sciences, Iran

2 Researcher, B.Sc. in Health Service Management, Neuroscience Research Center, Isfahan University of Medical Sciences, Iran

3 PhD of Mental Health, Associate Professor of Psychiatry Dept., Medical Education Research Centre (MERC), Isfahan University of Medical Sciences, Iran

4 Resident of Neurology, School of Medicine, Isfahan University of Medical Sciences, Iran


Background & Objectives: Selection of specialty field to continue education is such a great challenge for general physicians that can create stress in their personal life The purpose of this study is survey of relationship of specialty select and education place with internship students anxiety in 2010 Methods: This descriptive and crosssectional study was performed on a total of 370 medical residents selected through stratified sampling from Isfahan Guilan Zahedan Sanandaj and Kashan Universities of Medical Sciences Iran Data were collected through demographic features questionnaire and Zung anxiety selfevaluation questionnaire Results : More than 92% of residents did not have anxiety and were in normal condition From all 168 (454%) had selected their specialty field based on just their personal interests 55 (149%) based on external factors and 147 (3974%) based on both internal and external factors In regard to the place of study 220 residents (595%) were studying in their first three preferred cities and there was a significant relationship between anxiety and place of education (P < 005) Conclusion: Since academic satisfaction and success of medical residents is highly dependent on studying in their favorite specialty field and place administrative programming by officials and planners is highly required for omitting barriers in selecting field and place of education


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