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Internal evaluation in Department of Pediatrics Faculty of Medicine, Tehran University of Medical Sciences

Author(s): A Rabbani | F Farzianpour | Gh Zamani | A Zeinaloo | H Shajari

Journal: Iranian Journal of Pediatrics
ISSN 2008-2142

Volume: 16;
Issue: 3;
Start page: 301;
Date: 2006;
Original page

Keywords: Faculty of Medicine

Background: Evaluation is a systematic process for collecting, analyzing and interpretation of the obtained information for the purpose of investigating how many the objectives in mind can be achieved. Education in an academic educational system means bringing about proper and increasing changes that affect the outcome of this system, that is affecting the students, and the aim of such evaluation was promotion of the quality of an education process. Methods: In this study, Department of Pediatrics Faculty of Medicine, Tehran University of Medical Sciences Tehran University of Medical Sciences, benefiting from opinion poll of university lectures, student and graduates have evaluated their system of educational in the years of 2003- 2004 and their aim was to remodel and adjust educational system with the society’s needs and promotion of the quality of such educations. The employed method was cross sectional and descriptive and analytical on the basis of 10 procedural steps and with in 8 sections dealing with evaluated factors. Such as faculty board members, management and organizational capability, students, manpower and logistic affairs, educational environments research work centers, health and therapeutic sections, educational equipment, research equipment, laboratory and diagnosis centers, educational courses and programs, teaching and learning process as well as satisfaction expressed by students. Findings: the results of the research showed that general average of 8 investigating sections in 2003 and 11 investigating sections in 2004, based on SWOTs model were respectively %53.3, %75.3 that may well be interpreted as a desirable research work. So 80% graduates of this group were satisfaction from their educational programs. Conclusion: Internal evaluation is the best indicator showing how much we should go to achieve certain aims, analyzes quality of the activity if such a system and by which we achieve logical and routine results.

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