Designing the competency-based training model of Iranian medical tourism

J Educ Health Promot. 2022 Jun 11:11:149. doi: 10.4103/jehp.jehp_16_21. eCollection 2022.


Background: Despite the great comparative advantage of Iran in terms of infrastructure, technology, and human resources as well as the significance of medical tourism in the tourist industry, in practice, the quality of human resources has received less attention. Consequently, this study was conducted to design a model of competency-based training for Iranian medical tourism.

Materials and methods: This study was an exploratory mix, and the Delphi method and semi-structured interviews were used for the qualitative part of this study. In the second part, the analytical method was utilized for the quantitative part of this study.

Results: The results indicated the main components of medical tourism to be public interactions and private interactions and seven subcomponents. Medical Tourism's Competency includes three main components and seven subcomponents.

Conclusion: Although some training separated and scattered is present in Iran's medical tourism. However, Iran requires a comprehensive training model of which its design was explained in this paper.

Keywords: Competency-based training; Iran; educational model; human resource; medical tourism.