A self-assessment of Residents in Neurology Department of Shiraz Medical School


avatar SH Dashti 1 , * , avatar P Pedramfar 2 , avatar M Amini 3 , avatar MM Sagheb 4

1 Member, Education Development Office, Faculty of Medicine, Shiraz University of Medical Sciences

2 Assistant Professor, Neurology Department, Namazi Hospital, Shiraz University of Medical Sciences

3 Assistant Professor, Education Development Center, Shiraz University of Medical Sciences.

4 Assistant Professor, Education Development Office Faculty of Medicine, Shiraz University of Medical Sciences

How to Cite: Dashti S, Pedramfar P, Amini M, Sagheb M. A self-assessment of Residents in Neurology Department of Shiraz Medical School. J Med Edu. 2009;13(1 & 2):e105395. doi: 10.22037/jme.v13i1,2.1132.


Journal of Medical Education: 13 (1 & 2); e105395
Published Online: July 25, 2009
Article Type: Research Article
Received: July 25, 2009
Accepted: July 25, 2009


Background and purpose: Self-assessment is an important tool for adult learner since they are aware of their learning and give valuable information for improvement of education. This study is an attempt to examine residents self-assessment as an input to evaluate the effectiveness of different education activities and setting in neurologyMethods: In this is cross-sectional study all Neurology residents of Shiraz Faculty of Medicine participated. Four questionnaires were developed; each for residents of each year based on objectives of neurology department. Content validity was examined by a group of 4 experts from education development center and office. The reliability was determined after a pilot study by Test-retest method(r=0.9).The returned questioner were analysed.Results: According to the opinion of residents, among different ways of medical education, , morning report with 90% and then conferences with 50% had gained the best effective methods of teaching. However journal club and case presentation were the least effective (20-30%). Residents reported that they need Out Patient Department (OPD) education (teaching) and require the academic staffs to spend more time with them in Operation Room (OR) and emergency room (E.R). .Conclusion: For improving students educational experience: send feedback for present academic staffs to revise the methods of education and design rotation in other wards and encourage faculties and residents to design and use log books.


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