Strides in Development of Medical Education

Document Type : Original Article


1 Specialist in pediatrics, Associate Professor of pediatrics Dept., Isfahan University of Medical Sciences, Isfahan,Iran

2 General practitioner, M.Sc. in. Medical Education, Medical Educational Development Center,Isfahan University of Medical Sciences, Isfahan,Iran

3 Ph.D. In.Pharmacology, M.Sc. in Medical Education, Associate Professor of Medical Education Dept., Isfahan University of Medical Sciences, Isfahan, Iran


Background & Objective : Attention to the challenges that trainers and trainees may face during educational programs is very beneficial for achieving maximum efficiency in educational settings This study was conducted to identify the challenges experienced by interns and attends during ambulatory pediatrics teaching programs in Isfahan University of Medical Sciences Methods : This qualitative study was a small part of the evaluation of ambulatory pediatrics teaching program based on CIPP model Seven attends and seven interns were selected through purposeful sampling and interviewed using semistructured interviews in the summer and fall of 2009 Results : Interpretational analysis of interviews resulted in 6 categories named planning faculty members interns instructional activities learning resources and evaluation and 21 subcategories The suggestions given by participants for some challenges were considered too Conclusion : Attention to the aforementioned challenges and suggestions can be very beneficial in solving the present challenges


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