Recent years have seen a growing attention to the function and position of ambulatory care and clinical education in medical education. The present study was conducted to investigate the current status of the quality of education in major clinics from the perspective of medical students.
This cross-sectional study was conducted in 2016 on 300 medical student from Lorestan University of Medical Sciences who selected through census method. Data were collected using a researcher-made questionnaire with a confirmed face and content validity and a reliability of 0.85. The data were analyzed in SPSS-21 using descriptive and analytical statistics.
The study participants included clerkship students (65.9%) and interns (34.1%) with a mean age of 22±2.1 and 24±3.5 years respectively. Statistically significant difference was observed between teachers’ quality of teaching and other domains from the perspective of the clerkship students. From the interns’ perspective, teachers’ quality of teaching and duration of attending clinics were the domains with significant statistical differences among clinics. (P<0.05). According to the assessments by the clerkship students and interns, the mean score in obstetrics clinics, was lower than other clinics.
Given the results obtained, particularly on teachers’ quality of teaching, teachers are respectfully recommended to pay a special attention to clinical education, enthusiastically involve students in patient-associated issues and improve their skills using modern educational methods.