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Iran University of Medical Sciences, Tehran, Iran , marzieh.rohani@yahoo.com
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Background and Aim: Clinical Grand Rounds method is a common clinical training in most of university hospitals. Its purpose is to provide an opportunity for students to link their practical realities to theoretical ones. The study purpose was to compare the views of trainees, interns, residents, and teachers about grand rounds method at Iran University Medical Sciences in Iran.

Methods: This study is descriptive analytical performed on 237 individuals including trainees, interns assistant, and professors of teaching hospitals affiliated to Iran University of Medical Sciences using census method. The designed questionnaire used Likert type multiple-choice questions. The data were analyzed through SPSS v.21.

Results: The results showed that 29.4% of interns and externs showed assessed Grand Rounds training as very well and good, 36.3 as moderate and 34.3% of poor and very poor. But 62% of professors and residents’ assessment was very good and good, 27.6 moderate and 10.4% of poor and very poor. The quality of Grand Round based on type of participants’ ward was: interior1.89%, surgery 1.87%, pediatrics 1.87%, gynecology 2.1%, and also for their academic levels as interns1.85%, externs 1.82%, residents 1.92%, and for professors as 2.13%

Conclusion: The results showed that undergraduates’ attitude toward medical Grand Round is more negative than residents. The dissatisfaction of medical students of Grand Rounds was mostly due to lack of participation because of large number of students. Strengths of Grand Rounds include strengthen reasoning skills, improving decision making, scientific findings, motivating students in education, ethics and professional communication, and evidence-based medicine.

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Type of Study: Research | Subject: Medical

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