Ph.D. to MD Course around the world; Necessities, Evidence, and Suggested Curriculum in Iran

Pahlavani, Naseh and Rafatpanah, Houshang and Ajami, Naser and Sadeghi, Omid and Mahaki, Behzad and Emadzadeh, Ali and Kashfi, Seyed Mojtaba and Soosanabadi Farahani, Mohsen and Soleimani, Anvar and Esmaillzadeh, Ahmad (2020) Ph.D. to MD Course around the world; Necessities, Evidence, and Suggested Curriculum in Iran. Navid No, 22 (72). pp. 55-63.

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Introduction: From the academic perspective, the differences between the educational curriculum of Medical Doctor (MD) and Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.) are quite clear in basic medical sciences. Therefore, it is necessary to establish a more effective relationship between these two programs to provide better clinical services and conduct joint research projects. In this regard, the present study was conducted to review the evidences of the Ph.D. in medical sciences to MD course in other countries and to make suggestions for set up this course in Iran. Materials and Methods: This study was conducted by reviewing the English articles published from 1960 to 2019 in PubMed, Scopus, Google Scholar, and Web of Science databases using the keywords, such as "Ph.D." AND "MD" OR "Ph.D. to MD course" in combination with the "Curriculum" OR "Program" OR "Course". Results: The results of the present study showed that the plans of the Ministry of Health in encouraging MD graduates to enter the Ph.D. courses in medical sciences have been effective in promoting clinical services. Therefore, this experience can be used to set up the Ph.D. to the MD course. Moreover, given the existence of the Ph.D. to MD course at some prestigious universities worldwide and considering the medical education program in Iran, this course can be set up at some internally accredited universities.    Conclusion: It seems that launching the Ph.D. to MD courses in Iran as a 4-year course can provide an effective link between basic and clinical sciences, improve the quality of medical research, and increase the motivation of Ph.D. students and graduates.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Curriculum,Doctor of Medicine,Doctor of Philosophy in Basic Medical Sciences,Review
Subjects: W General medicine- Health professions
Divisions: Journals > Navid No
Depositing User: nnj nnj
Date Deposited: 18 Apr 2020 16:51
Last Modified: 18 Apr 2020 16:51

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