Factors Influencing Genius Immigration from Iran University of Medical Sciences Students’ Point of View


Reza Dehnavi 1 , * , somaeh norihekmat 1 , Mohamad Reza Maleki 1 , Hamid Reza Baradaran Attarmoghadam 1

1 Iran

How to Cite: Dehnavi R, norihekmat S, Maleki M R , Baradaran Attarmoghadam H R . Factors Influencing Genius Immigration from Iran University of Medical Sciences Students’ Point of View, Strides Dev Med Educ. 2010 ; 6(2):e60780.


Strides in Development of Medical Education: 6 (2); e60780
Published Online: January 15, 2010
Article Type: Research Article
Received: August 23, 2017
Accepted: October 13, 2009




Background & Objective: Nowadays, immigration of health care graduates is one of the most
important challenges for which health care policy makers should try to find a solution. Hence, this
study was conducted to determine the most significant contributors to immigration of graduates to
foreign countries.
Methods: In this cross-sectional study conducted on the students of Iran University of Medical
sciences, 407 students were selected using stratified sampling method. Data was collected using a
questionnaire; its validity was already confirmed by experts and its internal consistency reliability
was calculated by Chronbach’s alpha (r=0.89).
Results: According to the study samples’ point of view, the highest scores were given to economic
factors with the mean score (±SD) of 4.31 (±0.3) out of 5, while official and educational factors
( x =4.29, SD=0.5), professional factors ( x =4.04, SD=0.7), globalization ( x =3.45, SD=0.68),
social factors ( x =3.33, SD=0.77), and cultural factors ( x =3.26, SD=1.1) were in the next steps.
Conclusion: Our results suggest that policymakers should consider significant factors such as
economic and educational ones to maintain expert health care workforce. In planning such
strategies, one must focus on expanding educational and career opportunities. It is also
recommended that Iranian health policymakers notice issues like oversaturation of job market in
some especial fields.


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