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1 Department of Neurosurgery, School of Medicine, Emam Khomeini Hospital, Tehran University of Medical sciences, Tehran, Iran.

2 School of Medicine, Emam Khomeini Hospital, Ilam University of Medical sciences, Ilam, Iran. Email:


Introduction: It is important to identify the clinical education challenges and related factors. The aim of the present systematic review was to investigate the status of clinical rounds in universities of medical sciences.
Materials: This review study was conducted with the aim of investigating the quality of and satisfaction from clinical rounds from the viewpoint of faculty members, residents, interns, and apprentices of Iran’s Medical Sciences universities. The search was conducted by two members of the clinical faculty who were familiar with the subject and were expert in systematic review articles. The found articles were entered into the Word Software Ver. 2008.
Results: Initially, 88 articles were searched, of which 67 articles were excluded from the study since they were not consistent with the research objectives. Then, eight articles were entered the systematic review stage after rechecking and studying all titles and abstracts of studies. It should be noted that the sample size was not mentioned in one of the published articles. The studied wards also included internal, surgery, pediatric, endocrine, and gynecology. Furthermore, the results showed that faculty members had a higher satisfaction with clinical rounds and their quality as compared with residents and interns, so that in faculty members assigned higher scores to the quality of clinical rounds than students in all the relevant previous studies.
Conclusion: It is suggested that necessary interventional studies be conducted to increase the quality of clinical rounds, especially from the perspective of students.

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Investigating the Status of Clinical Rounds in ‎Universities of Medical ‎Sciences: A Systematic ‎Review ‎


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