The Participants’ Point of View about the First National Interdisciplinary Summer School regarding Achievement of Educational Objectives, Shiraz, Iran

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Javad Kojuri 1 , Mahmoud Reza Dehghani 1 , Mitra Amini 1 , * , Gholam Reza Safaee Ardekani 1 , Mohammad Mehdi Sagheb 1 , leila bazrafkan 1 , Mahboobeh Saber 1 , Zahra Karimian 1

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1 Iran

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Strides in Development of Medical Education: 6 (2); e60784
Published Online: January 15, 2010
Article Type: Research Article
Received: August 23, 2017
Accepted: October 13, 2009

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Abstract

Background & Objective: The importance of considering general trainings of students and
gaining updated knowledge together with curriculum overload and large volume of lessons
especially in medicine necessitate presenting most of the students’ educational needs in form of
short term courses. Hence, this study aimed to assess the participants’ point of view about the first
national interdisciplinary summer school regarding achievement of educational objectives in
Shiraz.
Methods: In overall, 63 students from 13 universities of medical sciences participated in this
course. The topics were divided into four major groups including medical education, medical
ethics, management, ingenuity and creativity with their subgroups. They were discussed in 83
issues during 100 working hours using lectures and other active educational methods.
Results: According to the students’ point of view, the highest educational efficiency belonged to
medical education and then, to ingenuity and creativity. More than 90% of executers mentioned
that achieving educational objectives in each subgroup was very good or excellent. According to
the evaluation, the mean score (±SD) of the program’s executers and lecturers was 18.97(±1.18) out
of 20.
Conclusion: Considering the effectiveness of this program, continuing such a program, allocating
resources, and developing them should be noticed in all universities.

Keywords

Summer school Interdisciplinary Medical education Professional ethics Management Creativity

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