Strides in Development of Medical Education

Document Type : Brief report


1 Ph.D. Student in Medical Education, Department of Medical Sciences Education, Shahid Beheshti University of Medical Sciences, Tehran, Iran

2 Ph.D. in Medical Education, Assistant Professor, Department of Medical Education, School of Medical Sciences Education, Shahid Beheshti University of Medical Sciences, Tehran, Iran

3 M.Sc. in Medical Education, Clinical Instructor, Department of Nursing, School of Nursing and Midwifery, Arak University of Medical Sciences, Arak, Iran

4 M.Sc. in Biostatistics, Endocrine Research Center, Arak University of Medical Sciences, Arak, Iran


Background & Objective: Numerous factors together are the cause of satisfaction with the field of education Thus the lack of presence of only one factor can reduce an individuals satisfaction or cause dissatisfaction with the field of study Satisfaction with study is an influential construct in the education process which consists of students perception of training programs the circumstance required for the community and teachers guidance Since learning has a strong relationship with satisfaction with the field of study the present study aimed to investigate the effect of feedback on interest in the field of study Methods: This quasiexperimental study was performed on all nursing students in their 7th semester in schools of nursing and midwifery in Arak and Shazand Iran in the first halfyear of 20142015 The students were undertaking their internship in the post coronary care unit (postCCU) of Amir Kabir Hospital of Arak Iran The participants were randomly divided into two groups of intervention and control Each group was divided into subgroups of 7 and 8 students and each group undertook their internship in 4 weeks in the morning shift To determine the effects of these methods after completion of each stage of the internship all students completed the questionnaire and the results were compared Results: 17 (944%) students in the intervention group were interested in nursing and only 1 (33%) student reported their lack of interest in the field of nursing A significant difference was observed between the intervention and control groups in this respect (P < 0007) Conclusion: It can be concluded that the feedback provided for the students during the training increased their satisfaction with the field of nursing


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