Educational Achievement in Medical Students Entered University between 1995 and 2003, Kerman University of Medical Sciences
Strides in Development of Medical Education: July 31, 2009, 5 (2); e58710
January 20, 2009
Article Type: Research Article
July 25, 2017
August 30, 2008
A, Mohammad alizadeh
S . Educational Achievement in Medical Students Entered University between 1995 and 2003, Kerman University of Medical Sciences,
Strides Dev Med Educ.
Background & Objective: Consultation is an effective factor in solving students’ problems.
Providing insufficient guidance and consultation may prevent achieving educational goals. This
study was conducted to evaluate students’ points of view about faculty members’ performance in
providing consultation and educational guidance, Kerman University of Medical Sciences.
Methods: In this cross-sectional study, senior students of all fields in 6 schools of Kerman
University of Medical Sciences (490 members) were asked to fill in a researcher-made
questionnaire which its validity and reliability were already confirmed.
Results: According to the students’ point of view, among maximum score of 4, the highest mean
score belonged to “signing and controlling course selection and other forms” (3.47). This was
followed by “presence of the consultant professor in announced hours” (3.19) and “speaking with
students about educational rules” (3.15). The least scores were given to “analysis of educational
slump”, “encouraging students to correct educational pitfalls”, and “analysis of educational
improvement” (2.3, 2.35, and 2.4 accordingly). Only 20.7% of the students completely knew in
what fields and how to get help from their consultant professor. 23.4 percent believed that lack of
enough consultation led to their educational problems while 24.3% were not satisfied with
consultation at all.
Conclusion: Our findings showed that students and faculty members are not familiar with
consultant professors’ duties and consultation. Probably, consultant professors don’t do their
duties appropriately. To improve the quality of consultation and guidance, it is necessary to
consider consultation as a scientific entity which needs education and a scientifically competent
Student; University of medical sciences; Educational consultation and guidance; Faculty members; Duty
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