Interdisciplinary Journal of Virtual Learning in Medical Sciences

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Exploration of Social Accountability Indicators in Medical Science Schools in Iran

Hajar Shieh 1 , Shirin Ghanavati 1 , Parisa Nabeiei 1 and Mitra Amini 1 , *
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1 Quality Improvement in Clinical Education Research Center, Education Development Center, Shiraz University of Medical Sciences, Shiraz, IR Iran
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  • Interdisciplinary Journal of Virtual Learning in Medical Sciences: March 2016, 7 (1); e12144
  • Published Online: March 28, 2016
  • Article Type: Research Article
  • Received: January 9, 2015
  • Revised: March 23, 2016
  • Accepted: March 26, 2016
  • DOI: 10.5812/ijvlms.12144

To Cite: Shieh H, Ghanavati S, Nabeiei P, Amini M. Exploration of Social Accountability Indicators in Medical Science Schools in Iran, Interdiscip J Virtual Learn Med Sci. 2016 ; 7(1):e12144. doi: 10.5812/ijvlms.12144.

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1. Introduction
2. Methods
3. Results
4. Discussion and Conclusions
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