Evaluation of Educational Environment for Medical Students of a Tertiary Pediatric Hospital in Tehran, Using DREEM Questionnaire

Author(s): 
Andalib MM1
Malekzadeh MM1
Agharahimi Z2
Daryabeigi M2
Yaghmaei B2
Ashrafi MR2
Rabbani A2
Rezaei N3
Abstract: 

BACKGROUND:

Tertiary pediatric hospitals usually provide excellent clinical services, but such centers have a lot to do for educationalperfection.

OBJECTIVES:

This study was performed to address under-graduate educational deficits and find feasible solutions.

PATIENTS AND METHODS:

This cross-sectional study was done in a target population of 77 sixth year undergraduate medical students(response rate = 78%) who spent their 3-month pediatric rotation in the Children's Medical Center, the Pediatrics Center of Excellence in Tehran, Iran. The Dundee ready educational environment measure (DREEM) instrument was used for assessing educational environment of this subspecialized pediatric hospital.

RESULTS:

Among 60 students who answered the questionnaires, 24 were male (40%). Participants' age ranged from 23 to 24 years. The mean total score was 95.8 (48%). Comparison of scores based on students' knowledge showed no significant difference. Problematic areas were learning, academic self-perception, and social self-perception.

CONCLUSIONS:

Having an accurate schedule to train general practitioner, using new teaching methods, and providing a non-stressful atmosphere were suggested solutions.

URL: 
https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/?term=Evaluation+of+Educational+Environment+for+Medical+Students+of+a+Tertiary+Pediatric+Hospital+in+Tehran%2C+Using+DREEM+Questionnaire

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