The Pathology of Transformational Innovation Packages in Medical Education "A Qualitative Study"

The education field is one of the infrastructural fields of the health system and in order to evolving this field training of the human resources should be evolved. The evolution and innovation document is a special opportunity for education practitioners and universities' authorities to take a step towards the promotion of medical education in the country. Proper and timely pathology is one of the measures which it leads managers to become aware of their organization's problems and to prevent them from becoming acute. This study was conducted to identify the current status of evolution and innovation packages in medical education in Iranian universities of medical sciences.


This qualitative study is in the form of thematic analysis. The statistical population was consisted of all experts, key informed individuals and those involved in the implementation of evolution and innovation packages of medical education, which 24 people were selected as participants of the study by purposive sampling using snowball technique. Data were analyzed using Maxqda 10 software. Participatory review method and non-participant experts review were used to obtain the validity and reliability of the data.


9 main categories, namely the damages of packages' implementation, structural damages, policy damages, environmental damages, managerial damages, motivational damages, damages of the accordance of capability and occupation, and cultural damages were identified according to the results of the qualitative study. Most of the injuries reported by participants were related to executive problems at the university, macro-area and motivational levels. The least reported injuries were related to managerial injuries.


Identification of problems and damages of implementing evolution and innovation packages at universities can have positive consequences for the improvement of the quality of medical education. Most of the mentioned codes were related to the problems of the way the packages were implemented in universities, indicating that the lack of knowledge of faculty members about the packages and lack of students' involvement in the implementation of packages will be important in the implementation of packages. Medical education policymakers and planners can identify the damages of evolution and innovation packages implementation to examine the existing defects and to provide effective executive strategies for optimal implementation of packages.

Article Type:
Case Study
Research IN Medical Education, Volume:11 Issue: 4, 2019
21 - 34  
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