Current Status of Quality Assurance Scheme in Selected Undergraduate Medical Colleges of Bangladesh
Keywords:Quality Assurance Scheme, Medical education, Current status
This descriptive cross sectional study was carried out to determine the current status of Quality Assurance Scheme in undergraduate medical colleges of Bangladesh. This study was carried out in eight (four Government and four Non- Government) medical colleges in Bangladesh over a period from July 2015 to June 2016. The present study had an interview schedule with open question for college authority and another interview schedule with open question for head of department of medical college. Study revealed that 87.5% of college had Quality Assurance Scheme (QAS) in their college, 75% of college authority had regular meeting of academic coordination committee in their college, 50% of college had active Medical Education Unit in their college, 87.5% of college authority said positively on publication of journal in their college. In the present study researchers interviewed 53 heads of department with open question about distribution, collection of personal review form, submission with recommendation to the academic co-coordinator, and annual review meeting of faculty development. The researchers revealed from the interviews that there is total absence of this practice which is directed in national guidelines and tools for Quality Assurance Scheme (QAS) for medical colleges of Bangladesh.
Bangladesh Journal of Medical Education Vol.13(1) January 2022: 33-39