Strides in Development of Medical Education

Document Type : Original Article


1 M.Sc. in Educational Planning, School of Medicine, Mashhad University of Medical Sciences, Mashhad, Iran

2 M.Sc. in Educational Management, School of Medicine, Mashhad University of Medical Sciences, Mashhad, Iran

3 Neurologist, Assistant Professor, Department of Neurology, School of Medicine, Mashhad University of Medical Sciences, Mashhad, Iran

4 Specialist in Community Medicine, Assistant Professor, Department of Community Medicine, School of Medicine, Mashhad University of Medical Sciences, Mashhad, Iran


Background & Objective: According to the regulations for residents promotion exam fifty percent of score (150 scores) is measured via internal academic evaluation; from which thirty scores are measured using logbook software Considering the importance of this method in the evaluation of residents this research investigated the relationship between the residents educational and practical activities measured via logbook method and their success in promotion exam Methods: In this descriptiveanalytical research the study population consisted of 730 residents who participated in the promotion exam Using the stratified sampling method and according to Krejcie and Morgan table 244 residents were selected Then the score of each divided educational activity (theoretical class morning report practical skills infirmary clinical rounds journal club and educational conference) was measured separately for each resident and its relationship with the promotion exam score was investigated The data were analyzed using SPSS Software Results: The correlation coefficients of the score of promotion exam and educational activities were calculated for theoretical class (r = 052; P = 0049) morning report (r = 020; P = 0719) practical skills (r = 028; P = 0060) infirmary (r = 009; P = 0144) clinical rounds (r = 004; P > 0999) journal club (r = 0047; P = 0460) and educational conference (r = 019; P = 0100) The used method only described 28 percent of the promotion exam scores Conclusion: Only the theoretical class had significant relationship with residents success in promotion exam It seems that either the promotion exam is not based on the educational activities or the educational activities are only theoretical and far of the clinical skills


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