Identifying the Challenges of Kerman University of Medical Sciences, Iran, in Achieving the Goals of Iran’s Health Scientific Road Map and Providing Strategies

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Roostam Seifaddini 1 , Reza Dehnavi 1 , Mohammad Javad Zahedi 1 , Mohammad Mehrolhassani 1 , * , Somayeh Norihekmat 2 , Mina Ansari 3 , Nahid Khajeh poor 4

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2 PhD in Health Care Management, Assistant Professor, Research Center for Social Determinants of Health, Institute for Futures Studies in Health, Kerman University of Medical Sciences, Kerman, Iran, Iran

3 MSc in Health Services Administration, Research Center for Health Services Management, Institute for Futures Studies in Health, Kerman University of Medical Sciences, Kerman, Iran, Iran

4 B.S in Health Care Management, Medical Informatics Research Center, Institute for Futures Studies in Health, Kerman University of Medical Sciences, Kerman, Iran, Iran

How to Cite: Seifaddini R , Dehnavi R, Zahedi M J , Mehrolhassani M, Norihekmat S, et al. Identifying the Challenges of Kerman University of Medical Sciences, Iran, in Achieving the Goals of Iran’s Health Scientific Road Map and Providing Strategies, Strides Dev Med Educ. 2013 ; 10(2):e60952.

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Strides in Development of Medical Education: 10 (2); e60952
Published Online: August 31, 2013
Article Type: Research Article
Received: August 27, 2017
Accepted: June 09, 2013

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Abstract

Background & Objective: After preparing the health scientific road map, universities of medical sciences should play their role in this regard. This study aimed to identify the main challenges of Kerman University of Medical Sciences, Iran, in achieving the goals of the health scientific road map.
Methods: This study was conducted as a qualitative study. The study population consisted of KMU`s top managers and experts. Purposeful and snowball sampling methods were used. 25 interviews were conducted in 2012. Using a semi-structured interview, the challenges of Kerman University of Medical Sciences in achieving the goals of health scientific road map were investigated. A framework method was applied for the data analysis.
Results: At the end of this qualitative study, 10 basic concepts consisting of policy making and management, financing and facilitating processes, development and promotion of human resources, development and promotion of education, research, dissemination of knowledge, entrepreneurship, services provision, culture and norms, and facilitating communication, and 46 subgroups of challenges were identified.
Conclusion: Given the importance of achieving the goals of health scientific road map and the importance of medical sciences universities in this regard, Kerman University of Medical sciences must develop a comprehensive plan to reduce the challenges.
 

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Health scientific road map Kerman University of Medical Sciences Iran Innovation system

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