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The Relationship Between Learning Styles and Baseline Characteristics of Postgraduate Students at Kerman University of Medical Sciences During 2013 - 2014

Atena Rahmati Najarkolai 1 , Amin Beigzadeh 1 , Maryam Karbasi Motlagh 2 , 3 and Sakineh Sabzevari 4 , *
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1 Medical Education Research Center, Health Services Management, Institute for Futures Studies in Health, Kerman University of Medical Sciences, Kerman, IR Iran
2 Medical Education Department, School of Medicine, Tehran University of Medical Sciences, Tehran, IR Iran
3 Scientific Research Center, Tehran University of Medical Sciences, Tehran, IR Iran
4 Medical Education Development Center, Kerman University of Medical Sciences, Kerman, IR Iran
Article information
  • Thrita: June 27, 2015, 4 (2); e27809
  • Published Online: June 20, 2015
  • Article Type: Research Article
  • Received: February 8, 2015
  • Accepted: February 14, 2015
  • DOI: 10.5812/thrita.4(2)2015.27809

To Cite: Rahmati Najarkolai A, Beigzadeh A, Karbasi Motlagh M, Sabzevari S. The Relationship Between Learning Styles and Baseline Characteristics of Postgraduate Students at Kerman University of Medical Sciences During 2013 - 2014, Thrita. 2015 ;4(2):e27809. doi: 10.5812/thrita.4(2)2015.27809.

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1. Background
2. Objectives
3. Patients and Methods
4. Results
5. Discussion
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