The Viewpoints of Students in Yazd University of Medical Sciences on Selection of Adviser Faculties


Shahnaz Mojahed 1 , * , khadijeh nasiriani 1 , Tahere Salimi 1 , Hasan Lotfi 1 , mahsa khodayarian 1

1 Iran

How to Cite: Mojahed S, nasiriani K, Salimi T , Lotfi H, khodayarian M. The Viewpoints of Students in Yazd University of Medical Sciences on Selection of Adviser Faculties, Strides Dev Med Educ. 2011 ; 8(2):e59653.


Strides in Development of Medical Education: 8 (2); e59653
Published Online: January 15, 2012
Article Type: Research Article
Received: August 07, 2017
Accepted: October 12, 2011




Introduction: Professors have important responsibilities in education and training of students,
among them advising students for overcoming some preventable problems leading to educational
failure is of a great importance. This study was performed with the purpose of surveying the
viewpoints of students in Yazd University of Medical Sciences on the process of selecting
supervisor professors and the scope of advisers’ duties and assigning supervised students.
Methods: This descriptive study was performed on 385 students in Yazd University of Medical
Sciences selected by random stratified sampling. Data were collected through a questionnaire and
analyzed by SPSS software. Statistical significant level was considered as p<0.05.
Results: The most important item in selecting the adviser for each student was having common
academic field (40.3%). In assigning students for each adviser smaller number of students was
mentioned as the most important item (53%). Most of the subjects (48.8%) agreed with selection of
adviser by head of faculty and selection of supervised students by the adviser him/herself. Attention
to the academic statue of students and solving educational problems of students were major duties
of advisers according to the majority of students (96.4%).
Conclusion: According to the results, it is suggested that advisers be selected by head of faculties
and attention to having common field of study with the supervised student, the adviser’s own
opinion and assigning smaller number of students for each adviser is highly necessary.


Adviser faculty Student View point

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