The Effect of Indigenous Selection on Educational Status of the Students of Zahedan University of Medical Sciences

Document Type: Original Article

Authors

1 Department of Community Medicine, School of Medicine, Zahedan University of Medical Sciences, Zahedan, Iran

2 Zahedan University of Medical Sciences, Zahedan, Iran.

Abstract

Background: Each year many universities are admitting and graduating students, and in this perpetual cycle, paying attention to the quality of education and the environmental conditionsare of prime importance. Lack of academic success not only leads to waste of time and cost of training centers, but also causes psychological , familial, and community problems for students and their families. In this study, the effect ofswitching indigenous status scheme on students’ academic career was studied.
Methods: In this cross-sectional study all the students enrolled in 86-87 and 87-88 input fields were covered by local switching scheme. Data collection was done through the registered file content and student
academic records and information from ministries and judicious
organization.
Results: Academic status of undergraduate students of Nursing, Midwifery and Family Health Technicians, who have been admitted based on indigenous status method was better than comparison group(P<0.05) and in academic achievements of Associate Degree Students of Environmental and Disease Prevention Sciences no significant difference was seen in both the groups(p>0.05).
Conclusions: Considering the academic progress of majority of students admitted with this method, and other influences associated with this admission of students, such as social, cultural, and community economic issues can be improved. This kind of admission can be an appropriate method in admitting students.0

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