A model for assessment and development of the credibility of Iran Academy of Medical Sciences
AbstractBackground & Aim: Assessment could be assumed as a valuable mean of highlighting the organization strengths and spotting its weaknesses. Academies are not exceptions in this regard. Knowing the items, which entail more concentrated attention, the leadership of the academy will shift the resources to compensate the extenuations. This study aimed to provide the Iran Academy of Medical Sciences (AMS) a model of assessment and development of its credibility.Methods & Materials: Reviewing the scientific literatures about the components of credibility of an organization, three components were elected, 1. Structure, 2. Performance, and 3. Acceptability. Assessing this academy, a framework for summarizing the information of other academies was developed. For the next steps, to improve the quality of the framework and to study more AMS, we decided to search the internet for more countries and academies.Results: We find that 16 indices and their 77 measures could be used to assess the AMS.Conclusion: Establishing a well-defined system with a trained staff devoted to assess the AMS activities, would be in the favor of evaluating the AMS annually; and by publication of strategic reports, AMS strengths would be reinforced and its weaknesses would be reformed.
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