Study the causes for Canceling Education in residents of Mashhad University of Medical Sciences

Document Type : Research Paper


1 Assistant professor, Department of Community Medicine, Mashhad Branch, Islamic Azad University, Mashhad, Iran

2 Associate professor, Kidney Transplantation Complications Research Center, Mashhad University of Medical Sciences, Mashhad, Iran.

3 Professor, Department of Pediatric Dentistry, School of Dentistry, Mashhad University of Medical Sciences, Mashhad, Iran.

4 Assistant professor, Department of Medical Education, Faculty of Medicine, Mashhad University of Medical Sciences, Mashhad, Iran.

5 Assistant professor of internal medicine, Department of internal Medical, Faculty of Medicine, Mashhad University of Medical Sciences, Mashhad, Iran


Background and aim: one of the problems of general medical education is that students are not interested in practical and practical training as they seek to assist and participate in the assistive exam. Along with this, there are a variety of classes that most students use and even unethical methods, such as buying questions, sometimes is common. Despite these issues, we always see a significant number of assistants dropping off after acceptance. So, we decided to find and evaluate the causes of the withdrawal of assistants from education.
Materials and Methods: This cross sectional study that was conducted on all of the Assistant during the last 5 years in the first half of the 1397. In this study, a researcher-made questionnaire was used.
Results: In this study, 62 specialized assistants who had withdrawn from 1992 to 1996 were enrolled to the study. 48 (%77.4) of subjects were married. 39(%62.9) were free quota and 19(%30.6) were deprived areas quota and the rest of the population included other quotas. Most of the withdrawals were related to emergency medicine and then children. Lack of personal interest, family problems and duty in assistants were the most common reasons for withdrawal. About 70% of them willing to attend exam again and radiology and skin was the most favorite fields.
 Conclusion: The results of this study can provide achievements for associate Policymakers, especially those from medical science universities.


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