Medical students as promoters of medical education: The case of the Peruvian Student Medical Scientific Society

Anderson N. Soriano-Moreno, Milton A. Romero-Robles, Jhosuny Pérez-Fernández, Agueda Muñoz Del Carpio-Toia, Carlos J. Toro-Huamanchumo

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Abstract

Introduction: The Peruvian Student Medical Scientific Society (SOCIMEP), through its Academic Committee, plans and carries out medical education activities such as conferences and workshops. Objective: To describe the academic activities organized by the scientific societies of medical students (SOCEM) of Peru during 2015-2018. Material and methods: Retrospective descriptive study. A total of 119 reports of activities carried out by the SOCEM affiliated with SOCIMEP were reviewed. These activities were reported through a standardized format, in which the main characteristics of the activity and the topic addressed are recorded. Results: A total of 783 activities (2015=68, 2016=70, 2017=263, 2018=382), which totaled 3,661 academic hours and involved 24,050 participants, were reported. It was observed that the largest number of organized activities covered topics around clinical sciences. Activities based on peer learning were frequent (27.2%), with an increase from 8.8% to 28.8% during the four years. Conclusion: In Peru, medical students carry out many medical education activities through SOCEMs, especially in clinical sciences. These activities complement the training of both the students who participate as organizers of academic activities and those who attend them.

Translated title of the contributionMedical students as promoters of medical education: The case of the Peruvian Student Medical Scientific Society
Original languageSpanish
Article numbere3155
JournalRevista Habanera de Ciencias Medicas
Volume20
Issue number1
StatePublished - Jan 2021
Externally publishedYes

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