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Ranked the Premier Educational Department by Obtaining the Final Confirmation in General Medical Evaluation in 2012
The Department of Community Medicine at Mashhad University of Medical Sciences (MUMS) was ranked as the premier educational department in Shahid Motahari Festival (2012) in the item of “Obtaining the Final Confirmation in General Medical Evaluation.” This success was the result of the tireless efforts of the faculty members and administrative staff of the department. The festival is held annually to judge various participating departments based on a set of items and introduce the best departments according to the opinion of the referees. In the item of “Obtaining the Final Confirmation in General Medical Evaluation”, evaluation of the departments is based on the organization of educational curricula for medical students and its proper presentation from the basic sciences to the end of the internship period by considering the contents introduced by the Ministry of Health and Medical Education.
With its precise planning and timely announcement of the research and educational curricula, the Department of Community Medicine could surpass the other departments in the mentioned item. According to the report of the planning office of this department, the main objectives of “General Medical Evaluation” are as follows:
1. Analysis of the documented curricula of the department in various levels of basic and clinical sciences;
2. Continuous analysis of the methods for the implementation of the curricula by applying the opinions of students;
3. Assessment of necessary domains in order to exploit the creativity of the academics and students in different levels of general medical education