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MEDICAL SCIENCES 2016, 26(4): 229-237 Back to browse issues page
Evaluation of critical thinking skills among medical sciences students in Shahid Beheshti and Tehran University of Medical Sciences
Lila Darban1, Sara Ashtari2, Zohreh Forghani3, Shahram Yazdani4
1- in Medical Education, Department of Medical Education, Medical Education Development Center, Shahid Beheshti University of Medical Sciences, Tehran, Iran
2- in Epidemiology, Gastroenterology and Liver Diseases Research Center, Research Institute for Gastroenterology and Liver Diseases, Shahid Beheshti University of Medical Sciences, Tehran, Iran
3- MSc Student in Health Information Technology, Faculty of Para-Medicine, Tehran University of Medical Sciences, Tehran, Iran
4- Specialist in Orthopedics, Department of Medical Education., Medical Education Development Center, Shahid Beheshti University of Medical Sciences, Tehran, Iran
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Background: Today, the development of critical thinking is considered an expected outcome of graduate studies. This study was designed to determine the critical thinking skills of students of Shahid Beheshti and Tehran University of Medical Sciences.

Materials and methods: In a descriptive study, evaluated critical thinking skills of 60 medical students of Shahid Beheshti University of Medical Sciences and 60 medical students of Tehran University of Medical Sciences, after completing internship. Data was gathered using California standard test of critical thinking skills (form B) which was run officially. The data was analyzed by SPSS software using T-test, ANOVA and Pearson correlation coefficient.

Results: The mean and standard deviation of critical thinking scores for medical students of Shahid Beheshti and Tehran University were 13.03 ± 5.08 and 12.63 ±3.27, respectively (p>0.05). There was no significant relationship between the ranks in University entrance exam and total score of critical thinking. Among domains of critical thinking, there was just significant relationship between the domains of deductive reasoning and diploma grade, with a relatively low correlation in medical students.

Conclusion: The mean scores of critical thinking skill in this research was similar to scores of some survey in our country, but were lower than other countries. This means that the educational program cannot promote critical thinking skills in University and revising the curriculum seems necessary.

Keywords: Critical thinking skills, Medical student, Rank of University entrance exam, Diploma grade.

Keywords: Critical thinking skills, Medical student, Rank of University entrance exam, Diploma grade.
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Semi-pilot: Survey/Cross Sectional/Descriptive | Subject: Educational management
Received: 2016/05/4 | Accepted: 2016/08/7 | Published: 2016/12/14
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Darban L, Ashtari S, Forghani Z, Yazdani S. Evaluation of critical thinking skills among medical sciences students in Shahid Beheshti and Tehran University of Medical Sciences. MEDICAL SCIENCES 2016; 26 (4) :229-237
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فصلنامه علوم پزشکی دانشگاه آزاد اسلامی واحد پزشکی تهران Medical Science Journal of Islamic Azad Univesity - Tehran Medical Branch
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