دانشگاه علوم پزشکی شهید بهشتی
عنوان مقاله [English]
Purpose: The research focus is on the study of clinical post graduate education achievements since 1979, and considering the importance of future studies and regional foresight in purposeful development of postgraduate medical education.
Method: The present study was a National practical Study for describing Iran significant post graduate medical education progresses, and also emphasizing on the necessity of land use planning to improve future development. Data were obtained from Medical Council of IRAN and Council on Medical Education & Specialty Training of Ministry of Health and medical education.
Results: Clinical postgraduate programs are offered in 28 specialty fields, 25 subspecialties. Our study confirms rapid rise in the number of medical institute followed by increase in the medical faculty numbers and the annual admission numbers. Also, there has been a significant rise in the number of papers published by Iranian scientists in Health-related journals in last 3 decades. According to the latest educational programs being used around the world, the curriculums were reviewed by council members and Updated.
Conclusion: The current clinical postgraduate training is successful to improve community health care. Expansion of subspecialty and fellowship training should be goal oriented. Territorial or regional foresight is an effective step to achieve educational equity, and Equity of access to medical service.