Volume 5, Issue 8 (Spring and Summer 2012)                   J Med Educ Dev 2012, 5(8): 36-49 | Back to browse issues page

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darabi M, naranjkar J, farmahinifarahani M, qarshasbi E, yousefi I. Evaluation of Medical School Performance based on the first stage of validation pattern in Shahed University. J Med Educ Dev. 2012; 5 (8) :36-49
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Shahed university
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Background and Objective: Quality of education is the main characteristic of higher education and its improvement depends on the mechanisms of evaluation. Evaluation is also a systematic process for collection, analysis and interpretation of information to study achievement of educational goals. Regarding the necessity of improvement of educational quality especially in medical sciences, the authorities of medical college of shahed university felt obliged to use accreditation model for evaluation and improvement of educational quality in Medical Faculty shahed university. Materials and Methods: Method of this study is applied and descriptive which aims at studying ten factors including mission and goals, management and organizational structure, academic staff, students, education process and learning, courses, educational programs, graduates, premises and facilities of education, research and treatment (laboratory and diagnosis), investigation and non-academic staff, and management. Statistical data were collected from the chairman, deputies, heads of departments, academic staff, students, graduates and employees. To collect the data, we used seven questionnaires whose reliability and validity were considered and confirmed. To judge acceptability of any of the evaluated parameters we used five point Likert scale. Results: of ten factors, one was acceptable, seven relatively acceptable and two were unacceptable. Conclusion: If implemented the results of this study may improve educational quality of medical faculties.
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Received: 2012/02/6 | Accepted: 2012/06/14

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