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PILAR NAVIA, María et al. Autoevaluación en prácticas clínicas de alumnos del departamento de medicina Carrera de Medicina - UMSA Gestión 2005-2007 . Cuad. - Hosp. Clín. [online]. 2008, vol.53, n.1, pp.15-19. ISSN 1562-6776.

RESEARCH QUESTION What will be the results obtained by means of the implementation of a method of self - evaluation in the pre-graduate education in the process of practical work carried out in the schools of Medicine I, II, and III in their different chapters in the years 2005 - 2006 in the Medical School of UMSA? OBJECTIVE To develop a process of self - evaluation in the pre-graduate education during the period of practical work that the students carry out in the different hospital sections and/or in the faculty environment. RESEARCH DESIGN Cross sectional design LOCATION The study was carried out in the different hospital and faculty sections according to the practical work that the teacher of the Medical School does at the various levels of the third, fourth and fifth year. STUDY POPULATION The population of this study were students of the Medical School who did practical work in the 3rd, 4th and 5th years of the Medical Schools I, II, and III, and by calculation of the sample size for descriptive designs in Epi Info, the result was 180 university students. Due to the feasibility, however, for carrying out this study and in order to increase the power, a total sample of 407 students was used. METHODS The instrument of self - evaluation was applied in the university students after having consulted previously and obtained the acceptance to participate in the study. The method of filling out the instrument was explained and finally the points of grading were obtained that each student had given himself. RESULTS The reported results are shown by the answers that were obtained on the qualitative scale for each one of the questions of the applied instrument, and that can be seen according to the order of the questions and their scale in percentages as can be observed in the figures in the text. In the item of preference of key themes as well as in the integration of knowledge in the present specialty, and in the responsible preparation of the activities in the present specialty, the use of adequate resources, demonstration of self- learning abilities like active participation in the practical work and recognition of ways to overcome the weaknesses, they showed a high frequency on the scale of “frequent and occasional” , however, in the General Capacity of Self - Evaluation , The highest frequency answered “good”. CONCLUSIONS The results demonstrate that the students have criteria of self - critique and self - evaluation that can be compared with the quantitative evaluation.

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