Document Type : Original Article


Department of Medical Education, Education Development Center, Kerman University of Medical Sciences, Kerman, Iran


BACKGROUND: Faculty development programs as useful approaches for organizational development
improved competencies in faculty members which assist them to cope with workload and environment
changes. Evaluating organizational development for faculty development programs provides insight
into the impact of these programs on system development. The aim of present study was conducted
to study the organizational development for faculty development programs at Kerman University of
Medical Sciences.
MATERIALS AND METHODS: This analytical and cross‑sectional study was conducted between
October and December 2020. The organizational development for faculty development questionnaire
was sent to a simple random sampling of 100 faculty members who had been participated in the
“Medical Education Fellowship” program. The data were analyzed using descriptive statistics including
independent sample t‑test, one‑way ANOVA, and post hoc, using version 24.0 of SPSS.
RESULTS: The response rate was 82%. Most of the faculty highly agreed that the “Medical Education
Fellowship” program had produced organizational development. The score of the “Development and
sustaining faculty development programs” domain (mean = 3.35, standard deviation [SD] =0.96) was
higher than “Development and innovation in teaching and learning process” (mean = 3.31, SD = 0.74).
CONCLUSIONS: Specific characteristics of the organizational development process for faculty
development programs in health profession education were recognized. The findings emphasized on
the importance of these interventions on creating developments in the broader community system.


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