Volume 12, Issue 8 (11-2012)                   Iranian Journal of Medical Education 2012, 12(8): 564-576 | Back to browse issues page

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Introduction: In resent decades, educational clinics(Ambulatory settings), have become as fundamental and essential parts of medical education. In order to guaranty and promote the quality of education in pediatric clinics, the need to specified and established criteria is more noticeable than before. Since no compiled standard has been developed in this regard. Accordingly, this research is performed to develop standards for pediatric educational clinics(Ambulatory settings) in Esfahan University of Medical Sciences. Methods: This descriptive research was performed during the years 2010 to 2012 in three phases. Literature review was the first of these steps in which articles, documents, and related studies were read. The outcome of this step was assortment of primary list of standards. This list was edited by a focus group comprising pediatrists and medical education specialists in the second step. In third step, the edited list in form of a questionnaire was utilized to ask the opinions of faculty members, residents and recently graduated pediatricians (who were accessible). The results were analyzed by descriptive statistics methods. Results: Twenty four standards in for domains including scopes, facilities, teaching and learning procedure, and management were proposed as document of final standards. Conclusion: Majority of standards were placed in ‘must’ position. It seems that other standards were not tagged as “must”s because of limitation of facilities and the need of more time to prepare appropriate schematization for fulfillment of these plans.
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Received: 2012/08/6 | Accepted: 2012/08/28 | Published: 2012/11/15 | ePublished: 2012/11/15

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