The Management of Hidden Curriculum in Medical Education: A Thematic Content Analysis Study

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Shahram Yazdani 1 , Sedigheh Momeni 2 , * , Leila Afshar 3 , Mohamadreza Abdolmaleki 4

1 MD, Associate professor of Orthopedic Surgery, Head of School of Management and Medical Education, Shahid Beheshti University of Medical Sciences, Tehran, Iran

2 PhD candidate of Medical Education, School of Management and Medical Education, Shahid Beheshti University of Medical Sciences, Tehran, Iran

3 MD, PhD of Medical Ethics, Assistant professor, Department of Medical Ethics, School of Management and Medical Education, Shahid Beheshti University of Medical Sciences, Tehran, Iran

4 MSc & PhD of Medical Education, Assistant professor of Medical Education, Department of Medical Education, Faculty of Medicine, Kurdestan University of Medical Sciences, Sanandaj, Iran

How to Cite: Yazdani S, Momeni S, Afshar L , Abdolmaleki M. The Management of Hidden Curriculum in Medical Education: A Thematic Content Analysis Study, J Med Edu. 2019 ; 18(2):e105666. doi: 10.22037/jme.v18i2.24504.

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Journal of Medical Education: 18 (2); e105666
Published Online: October 20, 2019
Article Type: Research Article
Received: March 02, 2019
Accepted: June 23, 2019
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Abstract

During the recent years, many changes have been made in the curriculum of medicine worldwide, but most of these changes rarely emphasize on the effects, processes, structures, and most importantly the management of hidden curriculum as well as how to collect the experiences of students. In this study, the thematic content analysis was used in order to explain the perspectives of key informant in the field of hidden curriculum management in medical education. The study participant were 11 interviewees with five themes obtained after interview analysis, including managing some components like human resources, learning, organizational behavior, formal curriculum, and organization. It was revealed that managing these components (themes) will be resulted in managing the hidden curriculum, and it is possible to plan the students’ education based on the required and desirable performance.

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