Iranian Journal of Pediatrics

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Evaluation of Educational Environment for Medical Students of a Tertiary Pediatric Hospital in Tehran, Using DREEM Questionnaire

Masoud Mohammad Andalib 1 , Masoud Mohammad Malekzadeh 1 , Zahra Agharahimi 2 , Maede Daryabeigi 2 , Bahareh Yaghmaei 2 , Mahmoud-Reza Ashrafi 2 , Ali Rabbani 2 and Nima Rezaei 1 , 3 , 4 , *
Authors Information
1 Research Center for Immunodeficiencies, Children’s Medical Center, School of Medicine, Tehran University of Medical Sciences, Tehran, IR Iran
2 Department of Pediatrics, Children’s Medical Center, School of Medicine, Tehran University of Medical Sciences, Tehran, IR Iran
3 Department of Immunology, School of Medicine, Tehran University of Medical Sciences, Tehran, IR Iran
4 Universal Scientific Education and Research Network (USERN), Tehran, IR Iran
Article information
  • Iranian Journal of Pediatrics: October 28, 2015, 25 (5); e2362
  • Published Online: October 6, 2015
  • Article Type: Research Article
  • Received: May 17, 2015
  • Accepted: July 1, 2015
  • DOI: 10.5812/ijp.2362

To Cite: Andalib M M, Malekzadeh M M, Agharahimi Z, Daryabeigi M, Yaghmaei B, et al. Evaluation of Educational Environment for Medical Students of a Tertiary Pediatric Hospital in Tehran, Using DREEM Questionnaire, Iran J Pediatr. 2015 ; 25(5):e2362. doi: 10.5812/ijp.2362.

Abstract
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1. Background
2. Objectives
3. Patients and Methods
4. Results
5. Discussion
Footnote
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