Medical school graduates' self-evaluations of expected learning outcomes

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Shahram Yazdani 1 , Maliheh Arab 1 , * , Giti Noghabaei 2 , Behnaz Ghavami 3

1 Department of Medical Education, School of Medical Education, Shahid Beheshti University of Medical Sciences, Tehran, Iran

2 Preventative Gynecology Research Center (PGRC), Imam Hossein Medical Center, Shahid Beheshti University of Medical Sciences, Tehran, Iran

3 Shariati Medical Center, Tehran University of Medical Sciences, Tehran, Iran

How to Cite: Yazdani S, Arab M, Noghabaei G, Ghavami B. Medical school graduates' self-evaluations of expected learning outcomes, J Med Edu. 2016 ; 15(2):e105493. doi: 10.22037/jme.v15i2.8002.

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Journal of Medical Education: 15 (2); e105493
Published Online: July 20, 2016
Article Type: Brief Report
Received: January 22, 2015
Accepted: February 13, 2016
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Abstract

Background and Purpose: Determined outcomes in education are based on the ultimate expectations from the medical graduates.Methods: One hundred and two medical school graduates of the last 4 years of universities located in a city were asked in 2015 to self-evaluate themselves according to 42 expected skill outcomes. These 42 procedures were approved in 2007, by expert panels of Iranian Ministry of Health and Medical Education.Results: Mean score of 42 procedures according to self-evaluation in overall respondents (n=102) was 11.5±2.1. Just in 31% (13 out of 42 procedures), the scores were in the acceptable range of above 15.Conclusions: Graduates evaluate themselves weak in 69% (29 out of 42 procedures). If their self-evaluation is real, clarifying the causes might be a key to educational improvement.

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