Document Type : Original Article



BACKGROUND: In the recent years, the wealth creation of educational institutions has attracted an 
enormous attention in different countries. Exploring experiences of these institutes help to improve the 
wealth creation of universities. In this regard, this study was an attempt to explain the viewpoints of 
the wealth creators of medical sciences regarding wealth creation strategies and define the general 
path of wealth creation in medical sciences universities.
MATERIALS AND METHODS: This qualitative study was conducted at Iran University of Medical 
Sciences, Tehran, Iran, in 2021. Participants were the experienced knowledgeable wealth creation 
experts. Fourteen semi‑structured interviews were conducted to reach data saturation. Interview 
guided questions were about strategies and paths of wealth creation followed by probing questions. 
Data were analyzed using conventional qualitative content analysis.
RESULTS: Data analysis showed that the most important strategies were related to nine extracted 
categories of “the productions”, “contracts and relations”, revising, predicting and foresight” ‑, 
“education”, “research”, “healthcare services”, “ interdisciplinary fields between Information 
Technology (IT) and health‑care”, “ saving and maintenance”, and “altering the procedure of the 
wealth accelerator centers.” In general, wealth creation path in medical sciences includes six main 
CONCLUSIONS: The result of this study provide an opportunity for educational policy‑makers 
and authorities to improve wealth creation in medical universities. Especially, accentuated by the 
COVID‑19 pandemic, to consider the interdisciplinary fields between IT and health‑care and integrating 
technology to the various categories of medical sciences are absolute needs.


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