Strides in Development of Medical Education
Volume 19 (2022)
Volume 18 (2021)
Volume 17 (2020)
Volume 16 (2019)
Volume 15 (2018)
Volume 14 (2017)
Volume 13 (2016)
Volume 12 (2015)
Volume 11 (2014)
Volume 10 (2013)
Volume 9 (2012)
Volume 8 (2011)
Volume 7 (2010)
Volume 6 (2009)
Volume 5 (2008)
Volume 4 (2007)
Volume 3 (2006)
Volume 2 (2005)
Volume 1 (2004)

The Strides in Development of Medical Education Journal (SDME) publishes research on medical education including the developments in teaching approaches, methods and other related topics.  SDME is the official journal of the Department of Vice-Chancellor for Education, Kerman University of Medical SciencesIt is a Platinum Open Access and double-blind peer-reviewed journal.

The journal aims to address the needs of administrators and teachers involved in training for undergraduate, postgraduate,  faculty development and continuing educationSDME attempts to promote the quality of medical education and help teachers keep up-to-date with developments in educational methods and other related topics.

The journal accepts original articles, case studies, practical guidelines, reviews of current literature, short communications, letter to editors and commentaries from all over the world. Welcome to authors.

 Currently, the SDME is being published continuously and the articles will be published as soon as they are ready.


This journal has been accepted in the Scopus index in 2022.




Brief report
A Practical Investigation of Brain-based Teaching Approach: Teaching English Speaking Skill to Nursing Students

Farzaneh Iranmanesh; Mehry Haddad Narafshan; Mohammad Golshan

Volume 20, Issue 1 , February 2023, Pages 3-7

  Background: Brain-based teaching approach as one of the outcomes of the recent trend in neuroeducation employs brain-based learning insights and strategies to induce efficient and accelerated learning. Objectives: This study aimed to investigate the effects of a brain-based language instruction model ...  Read More

Original Article
Developing and Validating an Assessment Blueprint for Clinical Skill Competencies in General Surgery for the Medical Undergraduates

Neetha Kundoor; Faiz Hussain; Sridhar Lingam; Venkat Narsimha Reddy; Rekha Arcot; Harshita Bondugula; Srilatha Bashetti

Volume 20, Issue 1 , February 2023, Pages 8-15

  Background: Assessment is the requisite or essential part of medical education. A Blueprint is a calibrated or quality document that compiles the entire educational content and its outcome.Objectives: The present study was done to develop an assessment blueprint for clinical skill competencies in the ...  Read More

Challenges Faced by University Teachers in Virtual Education During Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) Pandemic: A Systematic Review

Fatemeh Ameri; Meisam Dastani; Abazar Gholami; Maedeh Heidary

Volume 20, Issue 1 , February 2023, Pages 20-28

  Background: COVID-19 affected education systems around the world. Virtual education was chosen as a solution not to stop education in schools and universities. While the resolution was adopted to prevent education in the countries, it presented new challenges and complications for university teachers. Objectives: ...  Read More

How to give feedback on professionalism in clinical education: A narrative review

Shiva Khayyati Motlagh Bonab; Aeen Mohammadi; Sevda Fazlizade; Elnaz Hashemzadeh; Reyhaneh Golbaf; Hojjat Torkmandi; Mohammad Abdi

Volume 20, Issue 1 , February 2023, Pages 29-37

  Background: Professionalism means understanding a profession and introducing it to the society through professional behaviors. In particular in clinical settings, constructive feedback is provided in education to create professional behaviors.Objectives: This study aimed to investigate giving feedback ...  Read More

Snowball Sampling: A Purposeful Method of Sampling in Qualitative Research

Mahin Naderifar; Hamideh Goli; Fereshteh Ghaljaie

Volume 14, Issue 3 , July 2017

  Background and Objectives Snowball sampling is applied when samples with the target characteristics are not easily accessible. This research describes snowball sampling as a purposeful method of data collection in qualitative research. Methods This paper is a descriptive review of previous research papers. ...  Read More

Study Habits and Their Relationship with Academic Performance among Students of Abadan School of Nursing

Malek FereidouniMoghadam; Bahman Cheraghian

Volume 6, Issue 1 , July 2009, , Pages 21-28

    Background & Objective : Improvement in learners academic performance is one of the main goals of educational centers Academic performance is affected by a lot of factors study habit is one of them Considering the importance of ones study habits in academic performance this study was conducted ...  Read More

Health Literacy and the Influencing Factors: A Study in Five Provinces of Iran

Seyed-Arash Tehrani Banihashemi; Ali Akbar Haghdoost; Mohammed Amir Amirkhani; Ali Akbar Haghdoost; Seyed-Moayed Alavian; Homa Asgharifard; Hamid Baradaran; Mozhgan Barghamdi; Saeid Parsinia; Sahar Fathi Ranjbar

Volume 4, Issue 1 , July 2007, , Pages 1-9

  Background & Objective: Health literacy is defined as the degree to which individuals have the capacity to obtain process and understand basic health information and services required for making appropriate health decisions The aim of this study was to estimate the level of health literacy and to ...  Read More

Correlation of Motivational Beliefs and Cognitive and Metacognitive Strategies with Academic Achievement of Students of Shiraz University of Medical Sciences

Ahad Amiri Gharghani; Majid Amiri Gharghani; Ali Asghar Hayat

Volume 15, Issue 1 , December 2018

  Background Success and academic achievement are among the most important goals of both students and educational systems. Researchers have examined the impact of different factors such as intelligence, personality, attitude, study habits, thinking skills and academic motivation on students’ academic ...  Read More

A Meta-Analysis of the Effectiveness of Educational Technologies in Medical Education

Afshin Mousavi Chelak; Hasan Kaviani

Volume 15, Issue 1 , December 2018

  Objectives Considering the contradictory evidence on the effectiveness of educational technologies, this meta-analysis was conducted to evaluate the impact of these technologies on medical education. Data Sources This meta-analysis was conducted based on secondary analysis methods. The analysis included ...  Read More

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