Counseling Needs of Medical Students at the Ahvaz Jundishapur University of Medical Sciences, Iran

Volume 5 Issue 1
Abdolhussein Shakurnia Nasrin Khajeali
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Consultation needs assessment for medical students is the first step to identify, plan and organize students advising process at universities. The aim of this study was to assess the consultation needs of medical students at Ahvaz Jundishapur University of medical sciences in Ahvaz, Iran. This cross-sectional study was conducted on 270 medical students. We collected data by a questionnaire including 30 questions in five areas. The most important of counseling needs for medical students were as: personal needs, educational needs, mental and emotional needs, family and marriage needs and occupational needs. The results showed significant differences in consultation needs of medical students with respect to gender and place of residence. The findings may provide useful information and options for policy makers, planners and decision makers to provide advisory services to medical students at universities more appropriately


  • Consultation
  • guidance
  • Needs assessment
  • Medical students
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