Challenges of General Practice Education in Iran: A Qualitative Study

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Mahmood Moosazadeh 1 , * , Mohammadreza Amiresmaili 1 , mahmood nekoeimoghadam 1 , Elaheh Pahlavan 1

1 Iran

How to Cite: Moosazadeh M , Amiresmaili M, nekoeimoghadam M, Pahlavan E . Challenges of General Practice Education in Iran: A Qualitative Study, Strides Dev Med Educ. 2012 ; 9(2):e60623.

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Strides in Development of Medical Education: 9 (2); e60623
Published Online: January 15, 2013
Article Type: Research Article
Received: August 21, 2017
Accepted: October 10, 2012

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Abstract

Background & Objective: According to some evidences, medical graduates do not evaluate their
skills and capabilities to perform professional responsibilities at an acceptable level. In other words,
there is a disagreement among authorities and experts of medical education in this regard. This study
aimed to survey the challenges of general physician-education system in Iran.
Methods: This applied study was carried out by qualitative method. A purposeful sample of 23
informants participated in the study. Semi-structured interview was applied for data collection and
Data were analyzed using framework method.
Results A total of 23 subthemes classified under 6 major themes were identified. Major themes
included strategies of general practice education, structural issues, incomprehensiveness of courses
and curriculum, educational fields, educational problems, and resources.
Conclusion: Due to several issues, the effectiveness of general physician-education in Iran is faced
with serious challenges. Incompatibility of education with real needs of the community is one of the
most important issues. Therefore, general-physician education should move toward becoming more
practical and empowering medical students to manage health centers should be taken into account in
a systematic and efficient manner.

Keywords

Medical education General practice education Challenge

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