Strides in Development of Medical Education

Document Type : Original Article


1 M.Sc. in Educational Management, Instructor of General Education Dept., School of Medicine, Physiology Research Center, Kerman University of Medical Sciences, Kerman, Iran

2 M.Sc. in Nursing, Instructor, Neuroscience Research Center, Kerman University of Medical Sciences, Kerman, Iran


Background & Objective : Consultation is an effective factor in solving students problems Providing insufficient guidance and consultation may prevent achieving educational goals This study was conducted to evaluate students points of view about faculty members performance in providing consultation and educational guidance Kerman University of Medical Sciences Methods: In this crosssectional study senior students of all fields in 6 schools of Kerman University of Medical Sciences (490 members) were asked to fill in a researchermade questionnaire which its validity and reliability were already confirmed Results : According to the students point of view among maximum score of 4 the highest mean score belonged to “signing and controlling course selection and other forms” (347) This was followed by “presence of the consultant professor in announced hours” (319) and “speaking with students about educational rules” (315) The least scores were given to “analysis of educational slump” “encouraging students to correct educational pitfalls” and “analysis of educational improvement” (23 235 and 24 accordingly) Only 207% of the students completely knew in what fields and how to get help from their consultant professor 234 percent believed that lack of enough consultation led to their educational problems while 243% were not satisfied with consultation at all Conclusion : Our findings showed that students and faculty members are not familiar with consultant professors duties and consultation Probably consultant professors dont do their duties appropriately To improve the quality of consultation and guidance it is necessary to consider consultation as a scientific entity which needs education and a scientifically competent responsible


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