Policy-makers everywhere are concerned about achieving policy-making goals. Policy-making is a process occurring as a result of the interaction between institutions, interests, beliefs, and views. This complex process is rendered useless without taking evidence into account. In policy-making, the degree of transparency and systematicity of the evaluation and selection of evidence determines whether the policy is proper and evidence-aware. To make evidence-aware policies in medical sciences education, the Policy Analysis Unit has been formed in NASR for the maximum involvement of evidence in policy-making and taking into account the views of stakeholders.
The Policy Analysis Unit intends to act as a research and analytical body for policy-making in medical sciences education. With great flexibility with respect of time, it aims to offer appropriate, evidence-aware, and timely policy briefs and recommendations to NASR and provide appropriate indicators for policy evaluation.
-- Research and analysis of medical sciences education policies
- Designing a medical education policy monitoring system
- Cooperation with NASR specialized units
- Active participation in policy-making events and meetings
- Publication of research conducted in the Policy Analysis Unit
- Knowledge mediation with medical education policy-makers
- Project-based team building
- Analytical and policy reports in the form of review studies (NASR review studies)
- NASR policy briefs
- NASR policy critiques
- Stakeholder analysis reports
- Indicators and metrics for medical sciences education policy-making evaluation