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The Survey of Educational Needs to Empower Faculties in GUMS
A Asadi , M Taheri * , A Salari
Medical Education Research Center, Education Development Center, Guilan University of Medical Sciences, Rasht, Iran. , m_taheri@gums.ac.ir
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Introduction: Identifying exact  needs in education leads to designing an effective and realistic program,but it is not obtained only by knowing and analyzing educational needs as well as achieving good information for decision making and determining objective of program. The aim of  this study is to determine of educational needs With the purpose of faculty members training in this regards.

Methods: This is a descriptive cross-sectional study. Of 360 faculty members of Guilan University of medical sciences, 196 participated in this study that were determined based on Morgan table and census sampling. A researcher made questionnaire in the form of five choices likert was used for collecting data. The validity and reliability of questionnaire were determined by content validity and alpha chronbach respectively. Data were analyzed  by statistical descriptive and Pearson correlation coefficient through SPSS software.

Result: Among 196 research participants, 3/1% were full professor, 17.9% associate professor, 56/1% assistant professor and 23% were instructors. Findings showed 92 of faculty members(46.9%) declared new teaching methods (PBL, EBL, EBM, CPC,…)  as the priority in education field, also in the fields of  research and methods of clinical evaluation 87( 44.4%) and 71(36.2%) determined English conversation  and clinical evaluation methods  respectively. In individual development domain, 66 of faculty members (33.7%) declared patients rights also, familiar with IT skills and applying software  and rules and regulation of faculty members employment have been determined by  87 (44.4%) and 62 (31.6%), as first priorities  in IT and management activities domains .

Conclusion: Faculty members consider new teaching methods, English conversation and familiar with IT skills as important priorities so, it shows faculty members sensitivity to effectiveness, high quality of teaching and creating depth learning in learners and promoting their scientific ranking. in this regards, EDC should try to hold workshops for faculty members both to promote their scientific ranking and improve quality of education in university.

Keywords: Educational Needs, Faculty Members, empower
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