Volume 11, Issue 2 (6-2012)                   JRUMS 2012, 11(2): 159-172 | Back to browse issues page

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Rezaeian M. A Review on the Different Dimensions of Socially Accountable Medical Schools. JRUMS. 2012; 11 (2) :159-172
URL: http://journal.rums.ac.ir/article-1-1359-en.html
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  Background and Objectives : Nowadays, the necessity of revising medical education programs towards accountability for societies’ needs are extensively considered. Given the necessity of dealing with this issue in the medical education curriculum of our country, Iran, the aim of the present article was to determine the different dimensions of socially accountable medical schools.

  Materials and Methods : In this review study, the Pubmed (http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed), Google scholar (http://scholar.google.com/) and Highwire (http://highwire.stanford.edu/) search engines were searched using “socially”, “accountable”, “medical” and “school” as the keywords. This search strategy retrieved 13 articles. Furthermore, it was tried that by altering the search strategy plus searching the reference lists of the retrieved articles, the most relevant and up-to-date articles were determined.

  Findings and Discussion : Evidences suggest that a social accountable medical school is a school in which educational, research, health and medical care programs are revised based on the relevant priorities of a society including health requirements and ethical guidelines. Moreover, the selection criteria of academic members and students plus appraisal programs of medical schools are done in a way that accountability in front of society is considered at the center of attention.

  Conclusion : Accountability in front of the societies' needs is one of the most important priority in revising medical education around the word. It is necessary that this goal is also adopted by other health sciences' schools.


  Key words : Socially, Accountable, Medical, School


  Funding : This study did not have any sources of funding.

  Conflict of interest : The author is the editor-in-chief of the Scientific Journal of Rafsanjan University of Medical Sciences.


 How to cite this article : Rezaeian M. A Review on the Different Dimensions of Socially Accountable Medical Schools. J Rafsanjan Univ Med Scie 2012 11(2): 159-72. [Farsi]

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Type of Study: Research | Subject: Statistics& Epidemiology
Received: 2012/06/6

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