Strides in Development of Medical Education

Document Type : Original Article


1 General Practitioner ,M.Sc. in Medical Education, School of Medical Education, Shahid Beheshti University of Medical Sciences, Tehran, Iran

2 Endocrinologist, Professor, Institute of Endocrinology and Metabolism, Shahid Beheshti University of Medical Sciences, Tehran, Iran

3 Ph.D. in Epidemiology, Professor, Research Center for Modeling in Health, Institute for Futures Studies in Health, Kerman University of Medical Sciences, Kerman, Iran

4 Social medicine specialist ,Professor, Neuroscience Research Center, Kerman University of Medical Sciences, Kerman, Iran

5 Ph.D. in Pharmaceutics, Professor, Pharmacy School, Pharmaceutics Research Center, Kerman University of Medical Sciences, Kerman, Iran

6 MSc in Educational management,, Kerman University of Medical Sciences, Kerman, Iran


Background & Objective: Social accountability medical education in all fields considers health problems priorities in specified countries Health provision (social accountability) encounters many challenges in its delivery due to more reasons and faculty innovations seem essential in promotion of education This study was designed in order to investigate social accountability medical education and innovations of clinical faculty members Methods: In a crosssectional and triangulation study point of view of 72 clinical faculty members in Kerman University of Medical Sciences Iran about social accountability medical education and their innovations was investigated by two separated questionnaires Results: Situation analysis of social accountability medical education in Kerman University of Medical Sciences showed that this form of education is in weaknessthreatened status The score of strengths was significantly difference among men and women and score of weakness was significantly difference among different educational groups and academic degrees (P < 005) There was no significant difference between situation analysis of social accountability medical education innovation and other demographic and educational variables Conclusion: Status of social accountability medical education (weaknessthreatened) is not appropriate in Kerman University of Medical Sciences in order to its promotion there must be an appropriate mechanism In addition potentials of faculty members must be considered about innovation for social accountability medical education


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