The Satisfaction Level of Participants of the 5th Medical Students' Scientific Olympiad in Iran in 2013

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Seiyed Davoud Nasrollahpour Shirvani 1 , * , Mostafa Javanian 2 , Ali Shabestani-Monfared 3 , Iman Jahanian 4

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1 Ph.D. in Health Services Management, Assistant Professor, Department of General Education, School of Medicine AND Social Determinants of Health Research Center, Babol University of Medical Sciences, Babol, Iran, Iran

2 M.D., Specialist in Infectious Diseases, Assistant Professor, Department of Infectious Diseases, School of Medicine, Babol University of Medical Sciences, Babol, Iran, Iran

3 Ph.D. in Biophysics, Professor, Department of Biophysics-Biochemistry, School of Medicine, Babol University of Medical Sciences, Babol, Iran, Iran

4 M.D., Instructor, Education Development Center, Babol University of Medical Sciences, Babol, Iran, Iran

ARTICLE INFORMATION

Strides in Development of Medical Education: 12 (2); e59158
Published Online: June 28, 2015
Article Type: Research Article
Received: July 30, 2017
Accepted: December 31, 2014

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Abstract

Background & Objective: It is attempted to identify creative and talented individuals and to ensure the satisfaction of volunteers through creating a joyful atmosphere in scientific Olympiads. The aim of the present study was to assess the level of satisfaction of candidates with the quality of the 5th National Medical Sciences Olympiad in Iran.
Methods: This cross-sectional study was conducted in the summer of 2013. The study population consisted of the candidates of the 5th National Medical Sciences Olympiad among the medical universities of Iran. The subjects were selected through census method. The data collection tool was a questionnaire designed by the researcher and its validity and reliability were confirmed. Data were analyzed using SPSS software at a significance level of P < 0.050.
Results: Of the 222 studied candidates around the country, 67 individuals (30.2%) studied Basic Sciences, 52 (23.4%) Clinical Reasoning, 67 (30.2%) Management of Health Systems, and 36 (16.2%) Art in Medical Education. The mean satisfaction level of candidates with the quality of this national Olympiad was 3.2 ± 1.1, and with the content and functionality of this Olympiad was 3.3 ± 1.2. There was a significant relationship between gender and satisfaction with the quality of the Olympiad (P = 0.002). There was a significant relationship between age (P = 0. 010, r = 0. 131), semester (P = 0. 019, r = 0.122), and academic type (P = 0. 019) and satisfaction with content and functionality of this Olympiad.
Conclusion: Satisfaction with quality, content, and functionality of the 5th Olympiad was at a moderate level, and thus, requires improvements.
 

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Satisfaction Scientific Olympiad Talent 5th Olympiad Medical students

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