Strides in Development of Medical Education
Volume 20 (2023)
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.


The Journal of Strides in the Development of Medical Education has been awarded an SCImago Journal Rank (SJR) indicator.

Original Article
Psychometric Properties of the Persian Version of the Online Learning Readiness Scale

Habibeh Ahmadipour; Fatemeh Musavi

Volume 21, Issue 1 , February 2024, Pages 1-7

  Background: The rapid growth of information technology has created opportunities for online learning.Objectives: The aim of this study was to investigate the psychometric properties of the Persian version of the Online Learning Readiness Scale (OLRS) and assess the readiness of health care providers ...  Read More

Original Article
The Current Outlook in the Internationalization of Medical Education in Pakistan

Zohreh Poudeh; Fatemeh Karami Robati; Atefeh Ahmadi; MahmoudReza Dehghani; Masoomeh Shahsavari; Bagher Amirheidari; Vahid Yazdi Feyzabadi

Volume 21, Issue 1 , February 2024, Pages 8-16

  Background: Internationalization in medical education (ME) creates new potentials, and links among countries.Objectives: The present study aimed to investigate the current outlook on the internationalization of ME in Pakistan.Methods: This case study had an outlook on the internationalization of ME in ...  Read More

Original Article
Investigating the Knowledge of General Dental Students and Residents Regarding Practical Self-Assessment Skills

Fatemeh Sadat Sajadi; Zahra Salari; MohadeseSadat TabatabaeiRad; Ali Abedi; Reyhaneh Aftabi

Volume 21, Issue 1 , February 2024, Pages 17-23

  Background: Self-assessment (SA) means assessing or judging efficiency, and identifying strengths and weaknesses to improve learning outcomes.Objectives: The present study aims to investigate the knowledge, and attitude of the students of Kerman Dental Faculty regarding practical self-assessment skills.Methods: ...  Read More

Pharmacology Teaching Methods and Affective Factors in Their Success in Educating Undergraduate Medical Students: A Scoping Review

Sama Abaei; Haleh Vaez; Saeideh Ghaffarifar; Neda Kabiri; Robab Mehdipour; Dourna Omranifar

Volume 21, Issue 1 , February 2024, Pages 24-35

  Background: Pharmacology is one of the crucial subjects of medical courses because drugs are the basis of disease treatment. A basic drug description is needed to optimize benefits and reduce side effects. Therefore, proper education for medical students is necessary.Objectives: This scoping review aims ...  Read More

Original Article
Evaluation of the Feedback on the Attitude, Ethics, and Communication Module by First-Year Faculty Members in Medical Colleges

Rekha Sangram Udgiri; Praveen Ganganahalli

Volume 21, Issue 1 , February 2024, Pages 36-40

  Background: The National Medical Commission (NMC) of India has prepared a revised graduate medical training program for Indian medical graduates to develop the requisite knowledge, skills, attitude, values, and responsiveness as physicians of the first contact with the community. The attitude, ethics, ...  Read More

Original Article
Virtual Image-Based Objective Structured Practical Examination: An Innovative Method of Practical Internal Assessment for Pathology Undergraduate Students During the COVID-19 Pandemic

Archana Shivamurthy; Vijaya Basavaraj

Volume 21, Issue 1 , February 2024, Pages 41-47

  Background: The covid-19 pandemic has a huge impact on the medical education in India especially the undergraduate medical course. We follow the curriculum based medical education (CBME) as set up by the national medical council in India. Conducting the practical internal assessment for pathology undergraduate ...  Read More

Empowering the Healers: Strengthening Self-Efficacy and Learning Environment in Boosting Academic Resilience

Saurabh Bihari Lal Shrivastava; Kevin Jonathan Pradipta

Volume 21, Issue 1 , February 2024, Pages 48-52

  The journey of medical students can prove to be extremely challenging and tough owing to academic pressures, parental expectations, peer pressure, and students’ inability to adapt to the environment in a medical school. Academic resilience among medical students refers to their ability to persevere, ...  Read More

Original Article
Developing and Validating an Assessment Blueprint for Clinical Skill Competencies in Dermatology, Venereology, and Leprosy for Phase II and Phase III Medical Students

Harshita Reddy.B; Prattilohi. S. Rajlaxmi; Sudha Vani Damarla; Sudharani Chintagunta; Manmohan Gavvala; Neetha Kundoor; Srilatha Bashetti

Volume 21, Issue 1 , February 2024, Pages 54-62

  Background: The assessment blueprint is a calibrated dossier, which is a meticulously designed document that proactively compiles all educational content and its anticipated outcomes comprehensively. This blueprint is a powerful tool that integrates subject matter, learning objectives (including skills, ...  Read More

Original Article
Improvement of Surgical Technologist Students' Learning by Development of a Customized e-portfolio: A Mixed-method Study

Leila Sadati; Sahar Karami; Rana Abjar; Fatemeh Edalat; Pourya Kanani; Zahra Nouri Khaneghah

Volume 21, Issue 1 , February 2024, Pages 63-69

  Background: Electronic portfolios provide opportunities for students to reflect on their performance and develop their competencies.Objectives: The present study was done to improve surgical technologist students' learning through the development of a customized e-portfolio.Methods: This interventional ...  Read More

Original Article
Factors Affecting Clinical Education Standards in Nursing in Iran: A Systematic Review

Tayebeh Eghbali; Zahra Sarkoohi Jabalbarezi; Esmat Nouhi

Volume 21, Issue 1 , February 2024, Pages 70-80

  Background: Clinical education has long been known as one of the influential ways to improve the quality of nursing services.Objectives: The present research was conducted aiming to determine the factors affecting clinical education standards in nursing in Iran.Methods: This study was a systematic review ...  Read More

Revolutionizing Medical Education via Electronic Question Banks

Saurabh RamBihariLal Shrivastava; Prateek Sudhakar Bobhate

Volume 21, Issue 1 , February 2024, Pages 81-83

  Assessments in medical education play an indispensable role in the making of competent medical graduates, who are knowledgeable and skilled enough to meet the changing needs of the healthcare practice. For the assessment of the cognitive domain in medical education, paper-based assessments have been ...  Read More

Original Article
Effect of Group Reflection and Moral Case Deliberation on Moral Reasoning Skills and the Reflective Ability Among Nursing Students

Seyede Elham Fazljoo; Fatemeh Keshmiri; Khadijeh Nasiriani; Ahdieh Bahri

Volume 21, Issue 1 , February 2024, Pages 84-91

  Background: In healthcare, professionals are often confronted with ethical issues and morally complex. Moral reasoning and reflective ability are the most important requirements for nurses’ professional proficiency and patient care. Group reflection and moral case deliberation are important and ...  Read More

Brief report
Professional Dental Education in the Modern Russian Federation: Current Status and Prospects

Anzor Anatolievich Khaniev; Zhukova Aleksandra Nikolaevna; Ardavova Amina Anatolievna

Volume 21, Issue 1 , February 2024, Pages 92-98

  Background: In the Russian Federation, dentistry has become a very popular career choice among applicants, leading to a significant increase in the number of graduates from dental faculties and universities, as well as a growth in the number of educational institutions providing higher medical education ...  Read More

Original Article
Perspectives of Emergency Medical Technicians on the Integration of Medical Science Education in Prehospital Emergency Care in Iran: A Thematic Analysis Study

Mohammad Parvaresh-Masoud; Mahsa Rahimkhanli; Hamid Torabian; Mohadeseh Motamed-Jahromi; MahmoodReza Dehghani; Hojjat Farahmandnia

Volume 21, Issue 1 , February 2024, Pages 99-105

  Background: Prehospital emergency care plays a vital role in the healthcare system and can significantly affect the outcomes of patients. Integrating medical science education into Emergency Medical Technicians (EMTs) training programs could improve prehospital emergency care and patient outcomes.Objectives: ...  Read More

Letter to editor
Students as Propulsion Engine of Medical Education System: The Concept of the Student Committee of Medical Education Development

AmirAli Moodi Ghalibaf; Hamid Yazdaninejad; Radman Amiri; Amir Hossain Karimi; Zahra Safari; Ali Akbar Khosravi-Larijani; Keivan Lashkari; Amir Mohammad Parsanahad; Mohammad Javad Ghapanchian; Sina Yousefian; Ali Madadi-Mahani; Ali Mohammad-Hassani; Mahla Khayat-Rasouli; Aeen Mohammadi

Volume 21, Issue 1 , February 2024, Pages 106-107

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Brief report
Vertical Integration in Visual System Education: A New Educational Experience

Simin Mahakizadeh; Saleheh Khorasani; Leila Sadati; Mohsen Arabi; Fatemeh Kermanian

Volume 21, Issue 1 , February 2024, Pages 108-112

  Background: The purpose of the medical curriculum is to train up-to-date physician who can safely and effectively diagnose diseases and increase the health of society. Objectives: We designed a visual system anatomy educational course to investigate the effect of the “extending the teaching of ...  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

The Relationship between Classroom Psychosocial Climate and Academic Achievement Based on the Views of Students and Faculty Members

Maryam Yavari; Behshid Garrusi; Hossein Safizadeh; Abbas Abbaszadeh

Volume 12, Issue 3 , November 2015, , Pages 504-511

  Background & Objective: The psychosocial climate of the classroom is a general concept for describing explaining and exposing the specific features of a class and has significant  effects on students academic achievement This study was conducted for the first time in Iran It was performed to ...  Read More

Challenges and Problems of Clinical Medical Education in Iran: A Systematic Review of the Literature

Amin Beigzadeh; Nikoo Yamani; Kambiz Bahaadinbeigy; Peyman Adibi

Volume 16, Issue 1 , December 2019

  Context In order to improve the quality of clinical education, it is necessary to investigate the current situation in clinical settings and identify its problems. This step is the most important part of modifying a clinical education program and meeting learning goals. The purpose of this study was ...  Read More

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