The accelerated pace of producing scientific information as well as the increasing spread of medical fields of study in the recent decades have trained the manpower who are efficient in training appropriate teaching methods, making proper student assessments and having necessary capabilities for educational planning and evaluation. Regarding this, the necessity of Master's Degree in Medical Education was approved by the Higher Council for Planning in 1373 and is reviewed according to the requirements.
This department has been established at Mashhad University of Medical Sciences since the academic year of 1388-1389, with the license number A/338382 dated 1387/9/5 and the admission capacity of 5 students.
Recruiting talented faculty members and experts interested in the complex issues of medical education in today's ever-changing world, the field of medical education intends to train graduate students with the ability to identify education problems through conducting appropriate research, provide logical and assessable solutions to educational problems, assist all medical schools in planning and management of educational issues and transfer appropriate technologies and teaching methods to enhance the capabilities of the faculty members, as well as take part in improving the situations of medical schools with identifying strengths and weaknesses of the academic education and the causes of development of universities around the world.
Department of Medical Education, following the provisions of the Comprehensive Scientific Health Plan, intends to properly meet the needs of all customers of medical schools in order to train graduate medical students to:
have the ability to identify educational problems through conducting appropriate research.
provide logical and assessable solutions toward educational problems.
Assist the medical schools in planning and management of educational issues.
Be able to identify strengths and weaknesses of the academic education.
Be competent in transferring technologies and appropriate teaching methods.
Play an important role in improving the situations of medical schools with identifying the causes of development of universities around the world.
At the end of the course, graduate students must:
Have the ability to conduct activities to make the necessary changes in order to enhance the quality of education.
Have the ability to design and conduct educational research in order to identify and overcome the problems.
Be able to design appropriate evaluation methods for educational programs.
Have the ability to actively participate in the development of the university's strategic plan.
Master the methods of designing new educational programs and technologies as well as new teaching methods, and be able to develop teaching skills required by faculty members.
Objectives and Visions:
This department aims to identify and solve the problems related to medical sciences education, trusting in the committed human resources specializing in medical education as well as relying on new innovations in the areas of production, revision, dissemination and exploitation of knowledge, and tries to pave the way for medical education system in universities to achieve a superior position in the country and the region, both in terms of quantitative and qualitative dimensions.
- Improving the capabilities of faculty members through holding seminars and workshops
- Providing a context for the growth and development in medical education by conducting and directing research in this field
- Selecting and recruiting talented faculty members and experts interested in medical education issues
- Providing faculty members of medical schools with consulting services in the field of medical education
- Providing appropriate and high quality educational services for the target population.
- Providing a proper context for reaping the benefits of services offered by the researchers and elites for the purposes of medical education system
- Publishing and sharing knowledge generated in the field of medical education