Strides in Development of Medical Education

Document Type : Original Article


Background: Specialized and subspecialized medical education is of key importance in the higher education system due to the special role of residents in various fields in the educational-medical system of universities and the important role of graduates of these fields as specialized and subspecialized physicians in the community health system; therefore, the examination of their views on desirable education can lead to the improvement of the quality of education.
Objectives: The present study aimed to explain the views of residents of Kerman University of Medical Sciences, Kerman, Iran, on desirable education.
Methods: This study was performed using qualitative content analysis. A total of 17 participants were selected by purposive sampling in the academic year of 2019-2020 from the educational hospitals of Kerman University of Medical Sciences and interviewed in face-to-face and semi-structured manners. After collecting the data, all the interviews were implemented and reviewed, and categories were extracted.
Results: Data analysis led to the extraction of six main themes, including capable clinical professors, effective clinical environments, comprehensive planning, comprehensive and preventive educational rules and regulations, efforts to improve educational processes, and educational management.
Conclusion: Health promotion is one of the needs of today’s society. Clinical education should be responsive to society, and the desirability of this education will lead to community health promotion. In this regard, it is suggested that education and health officials take an effective step toward improving residency course education by proper planning, performing continuous evaluations of the status of residency education, and considering the factors affecting the desirable clinical education.