The Core components of three functions of clinical supervision in undergraduate medical education during a clinical course


  • Soleiman Ahmady Head of Department of Medical Education, Associate Professor of Medical Education Virtual School of Medical Education and Management, Shahid Beheshti University of Medical Sciences, Tehran, Iran; Research Affiliated Faculty at Department of LIME, Karolinska Institutet, Sweden.
  • Masoumeh Seidi Virtual School of Medical Education and Management, Shahid Beheshti University of Medical Sciences, Tehran, Iran.



Clinical Supervision, Medical Trainee, Model, Policy, Guideline, Standard


Objective: Attending physicians must holistically consider medical trainees. The quality control aspects of clinical practices and skills development as well as increase in trainees’ knowledge and alleviated stress. Current clinical supervision does not meet the needs of trainees. This study aimed to identify the components of functions of clinical supervision in (UGM). The process of the literature review was implemented in five phases following the method developed by Carnwell and Daly. The scope of the review was limited to clinical supervision of medical trainees and the functions of clinical supervision models.

Methods: Using the keywords in combination and separately, were searched in the databases of PubMed, ERIC, Scopus, and WOS from 1970 to 2019.

Results: A total number of 49 documents (Policy /Guideline/ Standard) and 19 articles (functions of clinical supervision) were obtained.

Conclusion: To make efforts to empower attending physicians in the clinical supervision functions and these functions be simultaneously applied for trainees supervision.


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How to Cite

Ahmady, S., & Seidi, M. (2021). The Core components of three functions of clinical supervision in undergraduate medical education during a clinical course. Journal of Contemporary Medical Sciences, 7(2), 66–72.