*Corresponding author:Ghobad Ramazani, PhD Student of Medical Education, Department of Medical Education, Faculty of Medicine, Iran University of Medical Sciences, Tehran, Iran
Received: May 26, 2018; Published: June 05, 2018
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Introduction: Gifted and talented students receiving extra educational services, up to date advanced curriculum, additional short and long-term courses due to their educational needs, better instructors, and more challenging educational environments than non-gifted students at regular education programs and schools. The present study has been conducted under assess success rate of gifted and talented students in entrance exam of Medical School at Shiraz University of Medical Sciences.
Methods: The present study is a mixed method study including two quantitative and qualitative sections respectively conducted at Medical School affiliated to Shiraz University of Medical Sciences, Shiraz, Iran. In order to conduct quantitative section, target population consisted of medical students fulfilling a researcher-made questionnaire which validity and reliability have been checked. Qualitative section has been started respectively attending focus group with Medical Education experts and structured interviews about the effect of gifted and talented schools on Medicine field entrance. Data after being gathered were analyzed using SPSS software.
Results: The present study is a mixed method study having two quantitative and qualitative sections conducted at Shiraz University of Medical Sciences. In quantitative section, target population consisted of Shiraz medical students. To gather data a valid and reliable researcher-made questionnaire was administered to students that 255 of them were fulfilled. In qualitative section semi structured interviews was done to ask Medical Education experts’ opinions. After data were gathered, SPSS software version 16 was used to analyze quantitative data.
Discussion and Conclusion: By focusing on studies conducted in other countries and the results derived from the present study, it can be concluded that studying at gifted and talented schools could be effective in passing entrance exam and entering Medicine field at university but it cannot improve critical and creative thinking among students which is recommended to other researchers to work on.
Keywords: Success, Gifted students, Entrance exam, Medical
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