Strides in Development of Medical Education

Document Type : Original Article


1 Specialist in Communication Medicine, Associate Professor, Department of Communication Medicine AND Social Determinants of Health Research Center, Tabriz University of Medical Sciences, Tabriz, Iran

2 General Practitioner, School of Medicine, Medical Education Research Center, Tabriz University of Medical Sciences, Tabriz, Iran

3 Medical Student, School of Medicine, Student Research Committee, Medical Education Research Center, Tabriz University of Medical Sciences, Tabriz, Iran


Background & Objective: Medical education is based on both practical skills and theoretical knowledge Clinical skills training is an essential component of medical education One of the best evaluation methods for educational systems is to determine learners opinions on the quality of teaching In this study senior medical students views of practical education and clinical skills were studied Methods: This descriptive crosssectional study was conducted in Tabriz University of Medical Sciences Iran in 2012 on 122 senior medical interns in their 14th semester A questionnaire consisting of 18 items regarding clinical and communication skills and 35 items regarding practical measures was distributed among participants Descriptive statistical methods were used to analyze the acquired data Results: Among the participants 113% and 487% reported a very high rate and high rate of communication skills respectively Moreover 625% of students reported that they had received the necessary education on first aid skills and only 137% and 25% reported low and very low ability in this regard Conclusion: In terms of obtaining accurate and purposeful clinical history and data recording the students had received favorable training However other skills were reported to be at low and very low levels


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