Strides in Development of Medical Education


PhD in Sociology, Associate Professor, Department of Sociology, Faculty of Humanities, University of Shahid Bahonar, Kerman, Iran


Background & Objective: In recent years with regard to the role of effective and undeniable role of social and behavioral factors in the disease health and mortality many medical colleges in developed and developing countries hold social and behavioral sciences in training program of medical students In addition a doctor is at the direct interaction with the patients pants with different social cultural and economic conditions so some medical colleges aims to enhance and improve the interaction between the doctor and patients and it is related to social and behavioral sciences Social and behavioral sciences include a wide spectrum are relatively: sociology psychology medical anthropology demographics medical ethics the economy and health health policy and urban planning The aim of this study was determine the attitudes of physicians and social scientists about the need for social science education at medical school Methods: The information was collected by distributing a questionnaire among 126 persons Results: The results showed that in terms of both physicians and social science specialists social science education to medical students is necessary Both groups agreed on key areas and priority There was no significant difference between the two views Conclusion: The results of this research could contribute to the revision of the medical curriculum