Document Type : Original Article


1 PhD Health in Disasters and Emergencies, School Paramedical, Sabzevar University of Medical Sciences, Khorasan Razavi, Iran

2 PhD in Health Research and Technology Management, Assistant Professor of SUMS, Non-Communicable Diseases Research Center, Vice Chancellor of Education and Research, School of Paramedical Sciences, Sabzevar University of Medical Sciences, Sabzevar, Iran

3 Non-communicable Disease Research Center, Department of Operating Room, Faculty of Paramedics, Sabzevar University of Medical Sciences, Sabzerar, Iran

4 Non-Communicable Diseases Research Center, Department of Anesthesia, Faculty of Paramedices,Sabzevar University of Medical Sciences, Sabzerar, Iran

5 Iranian Research Center on Healthy Aging, Department of Operating Room, Faculty of Paramedices, Sabzevar University of Medical Sciences, Sabzerar, Iran

6 Department of Operating Room, School of Allied Medical Sciences, Non-Communicable Diseases Research Center, Sabzevar University of Medical Sciences, Sabzevar, Iran


BACKGROUND: The ultimate goal in educating medical students is to train skilled workforce who
by obtaining the required knowledge of the discipline, personal and professional skills, and attitudes
to enter the national health‑care system. This study was conducted with the goal of designing a
comprehensive clinical competency test of operating room technology student using the Delphi
technique, and then, the clinical skills of the operating room technology students of the paramedical
school were assessed using the CIPP evaluation model.
MATERIALS AND METHODS: The present study was conducted in the University of Medical
Sciences to evaluate clinical skills with Delphi technique and CIPP evaluation model. This was
a mixed methods study. Purposive sampling method was employed in the qualitative stage, and
a census was conducted in the quantitative part. A comprehensive clinical competency test was
designed in this research using the Delphi technique and was conducted with 18 students. Then,
clinical skills evaluation was performed by descriptive-analytical statistical tests and evaluator’s
observation using the CIPP model.
RESULTS: The comprehensive clinical competencies test of the surgical technology students was
designed in four sections: content, evaluation method, test conditions, and the criteria for passing the
comprehensive test. The results in the implementation stage showed that the operating room technology
students had a range of excellent to weak performances in exhibiting basic skills at different levels.
CONCLUSIONS: The results of the present study showed that the comprehensive test, designed
based on the Delphi technique of experts, and using the CIPP model can be a good criterion for the
evaluation of the operating room technology students before entering the clerkship.


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