Satisfaction of Iranian Medical Universities’ faculty members towards holding Shahid Motahari Annual Educational Festival
Introduction: Shahid Motahari Annual Educational Festival
aims to improve the quality of medical education in the Islamic
Republic of Iran, and has held since 2008. The present study was
performed to determine the satisfaction level of Iranian medical
universities’ faculty members about holding Shahid Motahari
Annual Educational Festival during the past six years, from 2008
Methods: This cross-sectional study was conducted on 473 faculty
members (FMs) including deputies and educational administrators,
managers, and faculty members of medical education development
centers, members of scientific committees, and faculty members
who participated in Shahid Motahari Festival from 42 medical
sciences universities in Iran. Data collection instruments were
two reliable and valid questionnaires on the background and also
participants’ satisfaction towards Shahid Motahari Educational
Festival. Data were analyzed using SPSS Software, version 14.
Results: Among all participants, 30 FMs (6.3%) were educational
deputies, 36 FMs (7.6%) managers of medical education
development centers, 226 FMs (56.2%) members of scientific
committees, 29 FMs (6.1%) members of the national committees,
343 FMs (27.5%) attendees, and 264 FMs (55.8%) had participated
for retraining. The total satisfaction level of the participants was
73.3% which shows a good satisfaction level.
Conclusion: The results identified the main important strength
points such as “proposals’ review process at the country level”
and weakness points such as “organizing the festival”.
Keywords: Satisfaction; Attitudes; Education; Evaluation; Faculty members
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