Performance of the Medical Students in the Hospitals: A Qualitative Survey

Document Type : Research Paper


1 Ph.D. Student of Educational Administration, Marvdasht Branch, Islamic Azad University, Marvdasht, Iran

2 Department of Educational Administration, Marvdasht Branch, Islamic Azad University, Marvdasht, Iran


Background and Objective: The ethical behavior of students in medical sciences universities reflects the respected values of the educational system of these universities. Appropriate ethical behavior in medical universities leads medical students to adopt an appropriate paradigm and apply this type of behavior to society after graduation. The purpose of this article is to identify medical students' perceptions of ethical behavior. The present study was conducted with the aim of explaining the Ethical Behavior of Medical Students in the Hospital.
Methods: The present study was performed with a qualitative approach using conventional content analysis for data analysis. Sampling was performed in an easy and accessible manner by selecting 19 students from Shiraz School of Nursing and Midwifery. The data collection method was a semi-structured interview. Word-of-mouth recorded interviews were implemented. Content analysis (using MAXQDA software) was used to reduce the data, record the data, obtain the analytical code, and finally identify the issues.
Results: The findings of the data analysis ended in the following categories: conscientiousness (including conscientiousness in the educational environment, conscientiousness in the Hospital and conscientiousness in society), respect and benevolence (including respect and benevolence in the educational environment, respect and benevolence).
Conclusion: Overall, students' perceptions in this study showed that, based on their perceptions, ethical behavior encompasses a wide range of contexts. They overlap with these themes. It was clear to the students that observing ethical behavior in the Hospital was more important than the non-clinical setting