Perspective of Medical Students of Mashhad University of Medical Sciences about the Criteria of a Good University Professor

  • Akbar Derakhshan مرکز تحقیقات چشم پزشکی، دانشکده پزشکی، دانشگاه علوم پزشکی مشهد، مشهد، ایران.
  • Mohammadreza Darabi دپارتمان اورولوژی، دانشکده پزشکی، دانشگاه علوم پزشکی مشهد، مشهد، ایران.
  • Masoumeh Saeidi کمیته تحقیقات دانشجویی، دانشکده پزشکی، دانشگاه علوم پزشکی مشهد، مشهد، ایران.
  • Mohmmadali Kiani فلوشیپ اخلاق پزشکی، دپارتمان اطفال، دانشکده پزشکی، دانشگاه علوم پزشکی مشهد، مشهد، ایران. (نویسنده مسؤول)
Keywords: Student, Mashhad University of Medical Sciences, Criteria, Good professor


Introduction: The main mission of university is training experts who needs in the community, to promote and enhance knowledge, promote research and provide opportunities for developing country. One of the major factors affecting the quality of higher education and teacher education staffing specialist, requires a strong cadre of faculty. This study aims to "Assessment the students' opinion about the criteria of a good teacher" was performed.

Materials and Methods: In a descriptive cross-sectional study, 899 students of Mashhad University of Medical Sciences, whom were the randomization and stratified, completed questionnaire. Data were analyzed by Spss 11.5 and appropriate analytic tests.

Results: Criteria’s students for a good teacher include: communication skills, knowledge-seeking teaching methods, evaluation skills, then the characteristics and appearance. ANOVA test showed there is a significant correlation between the degree and semester of students and priority communication skills, knowledge-seeking and characteristics of professors (p<0.05(.T-test show that there is the significant relationship between gender and priority of teaching methods, knowledge-seeking and physical characteristics of teachers (p<0.05(. Correlation between age and priority scholarship and physical characteristics of professors is significant(r=0.095 & p<0.05(.


Conclusions: Comparing of opinions in different majors students is expressed sympathy of criteria about a good teacher. Communication skills and knowledge-seeking were most important from the perspective of the students.


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