Volume 32, Issue 4 (winter 2008)                   Research in Medicine 2008, 32(4): 327-334 | Back to browse issues page

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Entezari A, Shahidi Dadras M, Hallaji Z, , Mortazavi H. Strategic Educational Planning of Dermatology in Iran. Research in Medicine. 2008; 32 (4) :327-334
URL: http://pejouhesh.sbmu.ac.ir/article-1-560-en.html
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Background and Aim: Strategic thinking is the most essential part of educational planning. The main purpose of the present study is developing the Strategic educational planning of dermatology in Iran from 2007 to 2010. Materials and Methods: A qualitative investigation using focused group discussion was implemented for developing educational strategy in dermatology. Six to ten academic members of dermatologic departments and other stakeholders participated in this study. Strengths, weaknesses, opportunities and threats of dermatology education in Iran were analyzed. Strategic objectives in three domains, viz. education, research, and provision of health services were identified. Results: Educational objectives included training personnel at different academic levels ranging from general practice and specialization to fellowship in dermatology in accordance with the needs of the general public. In the field of research, necessity for more national and international participation and scientific discourse was recognized. In the health services domain designing cost-effective techniques for optimal management of dermatological problems are needed. Conclusion: Results of this study underscore the necessity of support for decision makers in Iranian health system. Keywords: Strategic Planning Education Subspecialty Dermatology
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Type of Study: Original | Subject: Interdisciplinary (Educational Management, Educational research, Statistics, Medical education
Received: 2009/05/12 | Published: 2008/12/15

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