NCDRC - Non Communicable Diseases Research Center

Students Cohort Study

There has been no organized study in Iran to date on medical students entering universities at the age of 18. With the somehow unique social and political state of this country, it is very important to determine the path and ups and downs of a student's social, educational and emotional life. This would be of great help to university deans and social and educational reformist to build their high thoughts of improvement on a reliable basis. Students Cohort Study for the first time is going to assess different aspects of an 18 year old student's life at his very first days of exposure to a different world to the last steps of graduation. We look at the psychobehavioral, socioeconomic and educational performance of each student and follow them later in after university life as well.