Lifelong Learning Programme

This project has been funded with support from the European Commission.
This material reflects the views only of the author, and the Commission cannot be held responsible for any use which may be made of the information contained therein

Also available in:


Homepage > Databases > Publications


back to the list

Document Typology: Research
Methodology addressed by the publication:Narrative medicine
Title of document: From speech to practice: medicine on their clinical training undergraduate student perception.
Name of author(s): Ana Silvia Figueroa-Duarte* Oscar A. Campbell-Araujo**
Name of publisher: Bol Clin Hosp Infant Edo Son 2009; 26(1): 13-22
Language of the publication: Spanish
Language of the review: English
"Material and Methods. This study was carried out in Hermosillo, Sonora, México with the participation of third grade medical school students at the University of Sonora, strategies utilized in this investigation where: a) Literary text essays and reports on
their clinical practice experience...
Objective. To bring near students to humanistic areas ofmedicine and into clinical practice.
Results.Medical students were able to identify in literary texts in accordance to themes propped, problems that they relate towith
our everyday reality that they live actually; It allowed to reflect in aspects like; the deficiencies of the medical system and the way
it effects their clinical practice in a context predominant ofmaterialistic culture focused in technology.
The present work was complemented with a revision of their experience in medical clinical consultation: they detected the
necessities in better development for abilities and deficiencies in their learning Discussion. Two aspects are relevant in this study. We reemphasize the identification of deficiencies and necessities that the medical students perceived about their learning: lack of clinical practice, to relate with other persons (patients), learning limited to textbooks only, professor instructors that work like guides and role models.
Conclusions. We consider unpostponable to design and incorporate into medical schools curricula subjects to cover better with
basic necessities of clinical practice that require more resources in learning and investigation."
Reviewer's comments on the document:
It is relevant because provides feedback on the consideration that medicine students have with regards their studies.
They helped to detect necessities and gaps to fill in their training and education and specially in relation to the treat with the patients. It is important as far as it provides a ground for improvement in a scope vital to deliver a good medical practice, relationships with the patients.
Where to find it:

Boletin Clininico del Hospital Infantil del Estado de Sonora 2009; 26(1): 13-22

back to the list