Investigating the Awareness, Attitude, and Rate of Satisfaction of Mashhad University of Medical Sciences Board of Education About the Mission and Position of the Studies and Education Development Organization (EDO) and the Educational Development Center (EDC)
1School of Medicine, Mashhad University of Medical Sciences, Mashhad, IRAN
2Dep. of Neurology, School of Medicine, Mashhad University of Medical Sciences, Mashhad, IRAN
3Mashhad University of Medical Sciences, Mashhad, IRAN
4Education Development Office, School of Medicine, Mashhad University of Medical Science, Mashhad, IRAN
Background:The aim of this study was to investigate the education board of Mashhad University of Medical Sciences on the EDO and EDC, and their awareness of, attitude towards, and satisfaction with these centers. Methods: In this descriptive study, all the members of the education board of Mashhad University of Medical Sciences in the basic and clinical departments were taken as the target group. The data was collected through a researcher-designed questionnaire. Results: On average, 37.22 % of the board had a thorough knowledge of the mission, goals, and activities of X; another 42.17% of them were familiar with these centers to some extent, and 20.6% knew nothing about them. Regarding the attitude, 39.7% of the board had a positive view about the activities and the necessity of the existence of such centers. Another 40.2% had a rather positive attitude. On the other hand, about the rate of their satisfaction, 13.03 % were satisfied with their activities, and 60% were fairly pleased.In deductive analysis of the data, results indicated no strong correlation between the awareness and satisfaction scores of the board with their academic rank. Nevertheless, there is a significant correlation between attitude scores and their rank. Conclusions: According to the findings, the board of education in Mashhad University of Medical Sciences did not have an appropriate attitude toward EDO and EDC; in other words, the position and activities of these centers have remained unknown to them.
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