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|Type:||Artigo de periódico|
|Title:||Successful accomplishment of educational goals with clinical experience at public primary care facilities|
|Abstract:||Goal: To compare the spectrum of clinical encounters experienced by medical students at the primary level of care in six urban public health units, and to determine the extent to which these educational experiences were sufficient to meet learning objectives proposed for a teaching module. Method: During the 4th year of a new six-year curriculum, 113 students cared for adults, the elderly, women and children. They were supervised by faculty and trained supervisors during three 4-hours periods a week, every other week, from January to October at six primary health units. Results: There were 7198 clinical encounters (2493 for adults, 2440 for women, and 2302 for children), during a total of 37 periods, averaging 1.8 cases/student per period. The top five primary diagnoses, similar at all primary health units, included: for adults-hypertension, diabetes, upper respiratory diseases, anxiety/depression, and obesity; for children-first-year follow up, upper respiratory diseases, dermatological, and infectious diseases; for women-antenatal care, vaginal discharge, cervical cancer screening, climacteric symptoms/menstrual disorders, and family planning. Conclusions: Students were exposed to and cared for the most common conditions observed at the primary level of care, with a sufficient homogeneous clinical spectrum among six primary health units, meeting essential learning objectives related to ambulatory care.|
|Editor:||Taylor & Francis Ltd|
|Citation:||Medical Teacher. Taylor & Francis Ltd, v. 29, n. 6, n. 600, n. 605, 2007.|
|Appears in Collections:||Unicamp - Artigos e Outros Documentos|
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