Attitudes and views of medical students toward research, Guilan, Iran

Authors

Amin Saeidinia
Morteza Fallah Karkan
Abtin Heidarzadeh
Najmolah Taeife

Theme

Trends in curriculum planning and development

Category

Curriculum planning

INSTITUTION

Guilan University of Medical Science

Conclusion

Conclusions: Medical students' attitudes toward research are generally not favorable. It seems that for provoking the students to participate in the research universities should employ research consultant and make a route to bring in research in education curriculum especially in the elementary years of medical students.

Background

Objectives: To know opinions, attitudes and interest of medical students toward research, its quality and its conflicts with education and learning.

Summary of Work

Design: It is a descriptive study. A questionnaire was administered to 144 medical students of the Guilan University in Rasht, Iran. They were 3th to 7th year medical students.

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Acknowledgement

This project was performed by an Basij scientific research center of Guilan University of Medical Sciences(GUMS) and  grant from the Faculty of Medical ,Guilan University of Medical Sciences(GUMS). The authors also thank the staff of all Schools of University, for their help with administration of the survey.

Summary of Results

Results: 144 students were surveyed. The response rate was 72%. 58.6% were female and 66% were endemic in Guilan province. 43.1% of them have a much degree of satisfaction in medicine. Most of them have graduated parents. 46.5% believed that participating in research workshop has a medium effect in doing research and 85.4% said that they didn’t have a good education for doing research. A large number of them believed that administrative route has an important intruder factor in doing research (50.1%). Lack of a good consultant for research is the most common cause for not achievement of good research (60.3%). They thought that most motivation cause for participating in the research is coercion (52.9%). Writing article independently had a relation with knowing how to use office word software, satisfaction of field and hours which assign for searching (P<0.05).

References

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Siemens DR, Punnen S, Wong J and Kanji N. A survey on the attitudes towards research in medical school. BMC Medical Education 2010, 10:4 doi:10.1186/1472-6920-10-4.

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