Educational Programs’ Quality Assessment Based on Graduates’ Comments


fereshteh farzianpour 1 , * , AH Emami 2 , F Davari-Tanha 2 , S Hosseini 3 , AR Farzanehnejad 2

1 Assistant Professor of Department of Health Care Management, School of Public Health, Tehran University of Medical Sciences, Tehran, Tehran, Iran

2 School of Medicine, Tehran University of Medical Sciences, Tehran, Tehran, Iran

3 Amir Kabir University, Tehran, Tehran, Iran

How to Cite: farzianpour F, Emami A, Davari-Tanha F, Hosseini S, Farzanehnejad A. Educational Programs’ Quality Assessment Based on Graduates’ Comments, Iran Red Crescent Med J. 2010 ; 12(3):e95882.


Iranian Red Crescent Medical Journal: 12 (3); e95882
Published Online: May 31, 2010
Article Type: Research Article
Received: July 01, 2019
Accepted: May 31, 2010




Background: The specific goal of this study was quality assessment the educational programs of basic and clinical sciences of Tehran University of Medical Sciences (TUMS) according to the graduates’ viewpoints.


Methods: We obtained the list of all 1200 graduates of TUMS in 2007. Using a random generation table, 350 subjects were selected from the seven faculties of TUMS in proportion to the number of graduates from each faculty. The data collection device was a 15 item researcher-made questionnaire according to the existing problems in the educational system of the university. All the items of the questionnaire were constructed and standardized in terms of validity and reliability based on the latest reliable sources and textbooks on educational assessment (Likert indices). Cronbach alpha was estimated to be 0.85.


 Results:  The most satisfaction from educational programs in basic sciences and clinical sciences was related to practical skills (4.36±1.22) versus satisfaction with education (4.76±1.66). The quantity indices in basic sciences were 68.44% (3.42) which is in a fairly optimal range; for clinical sciences it was 77.2% (3.86), being also in an optimum range.


Conclusion: TUMS must make an attempt to reach the optimal point in every educational aspect.


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