Medical Students' Perception of Educational Environment of Teaching Hospitals of Guilan University of Medical Sciences in 2015


avatar Mojtaba Mehrdad 1 , avatar Lida Mahfoozi 1 , * , avatar Masumeh Samipoor 1 , avatar Forough Samipoor 1

1 Medical Education Research Center, Guilan University of Medical Sciences, Guilan, Rasht, Iran

How to Cite: Mehrdad M, Mahfoozi L, Samipoor M, Samipoor F. Medical Students' Perception of Educational Environment of Teaching Hospitals of Guilan University of Medical Sciences in 2015. J Med Edu. 2016;15(2):e105491. doi: 10.22037/jme.v15i2.10880.


Journal of Medical Education: 15 (2); e105491
Published Online: July 20, 2016
Article Type: Research Article
Received: December 23, 2015
Accepted: May 09, 2016


Background and Purpose: The medical educational environment is increasingly becoming the focus of research globally. It is commonly understood that educational environments are an important factor for efficient learning. The present study was done with the aim to evaluation of clinical phase students' perception of learning environment of our teaching hospital and comparing it with the previous study and other similar studies of other medical teaching centers in Iran and other countries.Methods: The Persian version of DREEM questionnaire was submitted to clinical phase medical students consisted of stagers and interns educating in internal medicine and infectious diseases, dermatology and urology wards rotations of Razi teaching hospital.Results: Among 5 domains,the best scored domain by stagers and interns was “students' perception of teachers” (57.75%) and the least scored domain was “student perception of learning“ (52.43%). The total mean score of our study (110.42±19.44) and the mean scores of all 5 domains in our study were higher than previous study. The increase of score in 1 domain: student perception of learning was statistically significant.Conclusions: The present study shows that our clinical educational environment has improved as perceived by medical students in comparison to previous study, but we need more effort to improve our clinical educational environment to approach to other excellent education centers around the world.


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