Ondokuz Mayis Universitesi Tip Dergisi, vol.18, no.4, pp.233-241, 2001 (Scopus)
There are many arguments on the quality of the medical education in Turkey and the world. This study was carried out at the beginning of the 2000-2001 education year to investigate the expectations and ideas of the students of Karadeniz Technical University Medical Faculty about the medical education. 590 (61.5%) of 959 students of Class II, III, IV, V, VI accepted to participate the study. 303 (51.4%) of the students had passed the Central Student Examination and been accepted to the faculty at the first time and 232 (39.3%) had passed the examination at the second time 258 (43.7%) of the students had preferred the medical faculty at the first live order on the prefrence form of the Central Student Examination, and 190 (32.3%) of the students had preferred the faculty at the 6-10 th order. When the cause of the preference on the medical faculty was asked the students, 364 (61.7%) of the students said they liked this profession because of ideals, 51 (8.6%) said because of the willing to help the people and 50 (8.5%) of them said because of the good social status and money. It was seen that, the aim of the students after graduation, was passing the Central Specialization Examination in 444 (75.3%) of the students. 22 (3.7%) of the students want to work as a general practitioner for a short time and then specialization and just 7 (1.2%) of them want to be a general practitioner. 345 students (77.5%) want to be academician in the university. The common complaints of the students were the condition of library and canteen, and the common expectations were better foreign language education, motivation for the Central Specialization Examination and the modification of the subjects of the lectures according to this examination, coordination the contents of the lectures and continuity of the feed-back about education. If the aim is to be successful in the medical education, it was thought that the investigation of the problems and expectations of the students is useful and it has to be performed continuously.