Strides in Development of Medical Education

Document Type : Original Article


1 Specialist in Pediatrics, Associate Professar of pediatrics Dept., School of Medicine, Jondishapour University of Medical Sciences, Ahvaz, Iran

2 Ph.D. Candidate in Health Servicese Management, School of Management and Medical Information Sciences, Tehran University of Medical Sciences & Babol University of Medical Sciences, Babol, Iran

3 Ph.D. in Health Care Management, Assistant Professar of Health Care Management Dept., School of Management and Medical Information Sciences, Tehran University of Medical Sciences, Tehran, Iran

4 Ph.D. in Health Care Management, Assistant Professar of Health Servicese Management Dept, Baghiyatollah University of Medical Sciences, Tehran, Iran

5 Ph.D. Candidate in Health Care Management, Instructor of Community Medicin Dept., School of Medicine, Health Management & Social Development Research Center, Golestan University of Medical Sciences, Gorgan, Iran

6 Ph.D in Social Medicine, Assistant Professor of Community, School of Medicine, Health Management & Social Development Research Center, Golestan University of Medical Sciences, Gorgan, Iran


Background & Objective : Education and improvement of human resources is a kind of investment in organizations and have a key role in improving their performance and productivity This study was conducted to determine the rate of managerial trainings among managers and chief experts in health deputies of Iran Medical Sciences Universities and its relation to demographic and institutional factors Methods: This crosssectional study was conducted in spring 2011 Sample population was managers and experts of Health Deputies of Medical Sciences Universities in Iran Thirteen universities were selected by random systematic and stratified sampling and their managers and chief experts were interviewed by using a questionnaire consisted of demographic and organizational variables as well as 40 managementrelated topics Results: A total of 293 managers and chief experts were studied Among 40 studied management topics only in 8 topics over than 40% had been trained and in 32 remained topics the rate of trained individuals varied from 1% to 40% The rate of education showed significant relationship with the grade of university and subjects sex age work experience educational level and field taking MPH courses and current work location and position (p


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