عنوان مقاله [English]
Scientific associations are known as the ` base of civil society ' and it is a bridge between the government and the people. The use of NGOs and nongovernmental associations’ potentials is one of the most important specify of modern societies. Scientific associations are unique because of overcoming the weaknesses of non - scientific entities and make synergy. One of the most important goals and functions of these associations is development scientific educational and research collaboration. This is proper platform to recognize, encourage, guide and exchange experiences between scientists.
Medical science associations in Iran have efforts in realization health system goals. These associations collaborate with ministry of health, universities and research centers and their activities related to planning, implementing, evaluating and revising educational programs and research projects for the health system promotion. In this article, forty years experiences of medical sciences education system of Iran in development medical science associations presented could be benefit for other countries.