Background and Aim: Clinical education is one of the most important parts of education in medicine and its aim is to providing the expert and efficient workforce to meet the needs of societies. The aim of current study was to evaluate clinical education in pediatrics wards of hospitals affiliated to the Shahid Beheshti University of Medical Sciences according to the Ministry of Health standards in 2015.
Methods: The current survey is a cross-sectional study which was conducted during 2015. Faculty members, assistants and interns were selected from each pediatrics wards of Imam Hossein, Shohada Tajrish, Loqman and Mofid hospitals as the study population. The assessment tool is a self-made questionnaire. Data were analyzed with SPSS-16.
Results: In the present study, 95 people from the Loqman (n=16), Imam Hossein (n=12), Shohada (n=15) and Mofid (n=52) Hospitals were participated. Among the participated people, 27 (28.4 %) were interns, 50 were (52.6 %) assistants and 18 (18.9 %) were professors. The findings of this study showed that none of the standards of clinical training did not apply according to the Ministry of Health standards from the perspective of faculty members, residents and interns. In all cases, faculty members in comparison to residents and interns, reported a higher rating to outpatient clinics, teaching round, grand round, morning reports, journal reports, and center of clinical skills, respectively. In all the hospitals, the center of clinical skills and journal clubs received the lowest scores.
Conclusion: It can be concluded from the results of this study that from the perspective of residents, faculty members and interns none of the clinical training standards defined by the Ministry of Health, were fully respected. This is while morning reports were favorable and acceptable. However, some standards such as those related to clinical skill centers and journal clubs are facing weaknesses and as regards to their importance, considerations are required for their promotion and improvement.