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Review of the utilization of HEEPF--competitive projects for educational enhancement in the Egyptian medical sector.

Abdel-Hamid Abdellah G, El-Din Mohamed Fahmy Taher S, Hosny S - Hum Resour Health (2008)

Bottom Line: Results showed that medical sector had a large share of the HEEPF (28.5% of projects) as compared to its size (8% of student population).The projects covered 10 areas; the frequency distribution of which ranged between 4.4% (creation of new programs) to 97.8% (human resource development).A study of the long-term impact of these projects on the quality of education is recommended.

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Affiliation: HEEPF National Committee, Egypt. galalabdellah@mailer.eun.eg

ABSTRACT
In Egypt, the medical sector has been facing the same problems that challenged the system of higher education in the past decades, mainly an increasing student enrollment, limited resources, and old governance and bylaws. These constraints and the escalating paucity of resources have had a major negative influence on quality of education. Consequently, thoughts of educational reform came forward in the form of competitive projects, which have attracted several institutes from the health sector to improve their educational performance. The aim of this paper is to review the share of the medical sector in the higher education enhancement project fund (HEEPF), its outcomes, sustainability, and to provide recommendations for keeping the momentum of reform pursuit in the future. The methodology included obtaining statistics pertaining to the medical sector in Egypt as regards colleges, students, and staff. We also reviewed the self-studies of the medical sector colleges, HEEPF projects reports, performance appraisal reports, and World Bank reports on HEEPF achievements in order to retrieve the required data. Results showed that medical sector had a large share of the HEEPF (28.5% of projects) as compared to its size (8% of student population). The projects covered 10 areas; the frequency distribution of which ranged between 4.4% (creation of new programs) to 97.8% (human resource development). In conclusion, educational enhancement in the medical sector in Egypt could be apparently achieved through the HEEPF competitive projects. A study of the long-term impact of these projects on the quality of education is recommended.

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Share of the medical sector projects in HEEPF.
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Figure 2: Share of the medical sector projects in HEEPF.

Mentions: HEEPF financed 158 projects in different faculties and institutions of the public secular universities with a total budget of US$13 million. The share of the medical sector, in the four cycles of the project, was 45 (28.5%) out of the 158 projects (see Figure 2). They are distributed as following; 33 for medicine, 3 for pharmacy, 3 for dentistry and 6 for nursing schools. Thus, it is clear that the medical sector has a large stake in these competitive projects (45 projects for 49 colleges). Within the medical sector, colleges of medicine have got the lion's share (33 projects for 14 colleges) [15]. This might reflect the strong feelings of the medical staff regarding the need for reform.


Review of the utilization of HEEPF--competitive projects for educational enhancement in the Egyptian medical sector.

Abdel-Hamid Abdellah G, El-Din Mohamed Fahmy Taher S, Hosny S - Hum Resour Health (2008)

Share of the medical sector projects in HEEPF.
© Copyright Policy - open-access
Related In: Results  -  Collection

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Figure 2: Share of the medical sector projects in HEEPF.
Mentions: HEEPF financed 158 projects in different faculties and institutions of the public secular universities with a total budget of US$13 million. The share of the medical sector, in the four cycles of the project, was 45 (28.5%) out of the 158 projects (see Figure 2). They are distributed as following; 33 for medicine, 3 for pharmacy, 3 for dentistry and 6 for nursing schools. Thus, it is clear that the medical sector has a large stake in these competitive projects (45 projects for 49 colleges). Within the medical sector, colleges of medicine have got the lion's share (33 projects for 14 colleges) [15]. This might reflect the strong feelings of the medical staff regarding the need for reform.

Bottom Line: Results showed that medical sector had a large share of the HEEPF (28.5% of projects) as compared to its size (8% of student population).The projects covered 10 areas; the frequency distribution of which ranged between 4.4% (creation of new programs) to 97.8% (human resource development).A study of the long-term impact of these projects on the quality of education is recommended.

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Affiliation: HEEPF National Committee, Egypt. galalabdellah@mailer.eun.eg

ABSTRACT
In Egypt, the medical sector has been facing the same problems that challenged the system of higher education in the past decades, mainly an increasing student enrollment, limited resources, and old governance and bylaws. These constraints and the escalating paucity of resources have had a major negative influence on quality of education. Consequently, thoughts of educational reform came forward in the form of competitive projects, which have attracted several institutes from the health sector to improve their educational performance. The aim of this paper is to review the share of the medical sector in the higher education enhancement project fund (HEEPF), its outcomes, sustainability, and to provide recommendations for keeping the momentum of reform pursuit in the future. The methodology included obtaining statistics pertaining to the medical sector in Egypt as regards colleges, students, and staff. We also reviewed the self-studies of the medical sector colleges, HEEPF projects reports, performance appraisal reports, and World Bank reports on HEEPF achievements in order to retrieve the required data. Results showed that medical sector had a large share of the HEEPF (28.5% of projects) as compared to its size (8% of student population). The projects covered 10 areas; the frequency distribution of which ranged between 4.4% (creation of new programs) to 97.8% (human resource development). In conclusion, educational enhancement in the medical sector in Egypt could be apparently achieved through the HEEPF competitive projects. A study of the long-term impact of these projects on the quality of education is recommended.

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