Strides in Development of Medical Education

Document Type : Original Article


1 M.Sc. in Medical Informatics, Instructor of Medical Education Dept., Medical Education Development Center, Kerman University of Medical Sciences, Iran

2 Ph.D. in Educational Technology, Medical Education Development Center, Kerman University of Medical Sciences, Iran

3 B.Sc. in Medical Informatics, Medical Education Development Center, Kerman University of Medical Sciences, Iran


Background & Objective : Since evidencebased decision making is among essential issues in medical education it is expected that educational policy makers use the results of researches for improving the quality of health care services In this study Iranian journals of Medical Education were investigated to determine the most frequent topics discussed in this field Methods : In this cross sectional study a total of 483 articles in three Iranian journals of Medical Education from 2000 to 2008 were investigated and their data including authors abstract subject research type and the involved university were entered in EXCEL for content analysis Results : form the 483 articles 8% (n=38) belonged to the Journal of Strides in Development of Medical Education published in Kerman University of Medical Sciences 60% (n=290) appeared in the Iranian journal of medical education published by Isfahan University of Medical Sciences and 32% (n=155) were in journal of Medical Education published by Shaheed Beheshti University of Medical Sciences The most frequent topics were respectively educational management (159 articles 33%) and teaching methods (128 articles 265%) while the least frequent topic (10 articles 21%) was communication skills Conclusion : Research priority in medical education should be considered


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