The study aimed to assess the reality of medical education in Palestine by collecting and analyzing quantitative data, conducting qualitative research through interviews with an intentional sample, and analyzing the practice test results. The study aimed to determine the economic impact of medical study inside and outside Palestine and predict Palestine’s need from doctors and medical programs. The study used the survey method, analytical approach, and phenomenological study for their suitability to the nature of the study. The study results showed that there are 1.1 doctors per 1000 inhabitants in Palestine, and it is at the minimum threshold. Palestine suffers from a shortage of specialists compared to other countries; the lack of specialized doctors costs the state treasury a huge amount of the budget to buy the service from abroad. The study recommended increasing the number of doctors in Palestine to 2.5 doctors per 1,000 people as a minimum, horizontal expansion in teaching the medical profession, aligning the numbers of students with the available capacity to train them in medical centers and hospitals, raising the acceptance rate in medical programs and others.
Abu Mwais, Mohannad Mahmoud
"Assessing the Reality of Medical Education and Its Future Prospects in Palestine,"
Journal of Al-Quds Open University for Educational & Psychological Research & Studies: Vol. 12:
36, Article 28.
Available at: https://digitalcommons.aaru.edu.jo/jaqou_edpsych/vol12/iss36/28