Hexagonal Model of University Excellence; Guarantee the Promotion of Iran’s Health System on the Way of Implementation of Statement of the second step of the Islamic Revolution

Document Type : Original Research Article


1 Assistant Professor, Endocrinology and Metabolism Research Center, Endocrinology and Metabolism Clinical Sciences Institute, Tehran University of Medical Sciences, Shari'ati Hospital, North Kargar St., Tehran, Iran

2 PhD Candidate, Idea Development and Innovation Center, Endocrinology and Metabolism Research Institute, Tehran University of Medical Sciences, Shari'ati Hospital, North Kargar St., Tehran, Iran

3 Professor, Department of General Surgery, Brain and Spinal Cord Injury Research Center, Tehran University of Medical Sciences, Tehran, Iran

4 Professor, Department of Medical Education, School of Management & Medical Education Sciences, Shahid Beheshti University of Medical Sciences, Tehran, Iran

5 Associate Professor, Department of Medical Nanotechnology, School of Advanced Technologies in Medicine, Tehran University of Medical Sciences, Tehran, Iran

6 Professor, HIV/STI Surveillance Research Center, Regional Knowledge Hub, and WHO Collaborating Center for HIV Surveillance, Institute for Futures Studies in Health, Kerman University of Medical Sciences, Kerman, Iran.


Introduction: Transformation in the higher education system has been emphasized in national mega policies in order to achieve scientific hegemony. During the past years, many efforts have been made to medical education transformation policy making in Iran, such as the program of transformation and innovation in medical education.
Considering the experiences gained and in order to solve the challenges that existed in the implementation of these programs, the hexagonal model of university excellence are designed. This model designed to clarify and magnify the role of university in promotion of medical education system and also emphasizes on the role of the university as the main institution of medical education.

Methods: In this study, the following steps have been taken:
1. Review of scientific documents
2. Review and analysis of Mega policies of the Islamic Republic of Iran
3. Review of policy making experiences in medical education system of Iran and preparing a list of strengths and weaknesses of previous policies
4. 4. Forming an elite panel and classifying components and designing the model

Findings: In this model, the inputs and outputs of each component of medical education system including policy-making, implementation and evaluation have been extracted.
The system inputs include Student, faculty members, resources, rules and regulations, data and information, and knowledge content. As well as output of this system including scientific hegemony, convergence of sciences, globalization, social accountability, the promotion of wisdom and mission-oriented universities.
This article examines the components of the hexagonal model of university excellence in Iran. We hope that with the existing infrastructure in the medical education system, this model will be implemented well and provide the basis for improving the Iranian health system.


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