Profile and professional expectations of medical students from 11 Latin American countries: the Red-LIRHUS project

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Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10757/622009
Title:
Profile and professional expectations of medical students from 11 Latin American countries: the Red-LIRHUS project
Authors:
Mayta-Tristan, Percy ( 0000-0002-0861-6606 ) ; Pereyra Elías, Reneé ( 0000-0001-6398-4287 ) ; Montenegro-Idrogo, Juan José; Mejia, Christian R.; Inga Berrospi, Fiorella; Mezones Holguín, Edward ( 0000-0001-7168-8613 )
Citation:
Profile and professional expectations of medical students from 11 Latin American countries: the Red-LIRHUS project 2017, 10 (1) BMC Research Notes
Publisher:
Biomed Central Ltd
Journal:
BMC Research Notes
Issue Date:
20-Apr-2017
URI:
http://hdl.handle.net/10757/622009
DOI:
10.1186/s13104-017-2479-y
Additional Links:
http://bmcresnotes.biomedcentral.com/articles/10.1186/s13104-017-2479-y
Abstract:
Background Latin America is undergoing a human resource crisis in health care in terms of labor shortage, misdistribution and poor orientation to primary care. Workforce data are needed to inform the planning of long-term strategies to address this problem. This study aimed to evaluate the academic and motivational profile, as well as the professional expectations, of Latin American medical students. Results We conducted an observational, cross-sectional, multi-country study evaluating medical students from 11 Spanish-speaking countries in 2011–2012. Motivations to study medicine, migration intentions, intent to enter postgraduate programs, and perceptions regarding primary care were evaluated via a self-administered questionnaire. Outcomes were measured with pilot-tested questions and previously validated scales. A total of 11,072 valid surveys from 63 medical schools were gathered and analyzed. Conclusions This study describes the profile and expectations of the future workforce being trained in Latin America. The obtained information will be useful for governments and universities in planning strategies to improve their current state of affairs regarding human resources for health care professions.
Type:
info:eu-repo/semantics/article
Rights:
info:eu-repo/semantics/openAccess
Language:
eng
Keywords:
Human resources; Motivation; Primary Health Care; Medical education; Latin America
ISSN:
1756-0500

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dc.contributor.authorMayta-Tristan, Percyes
dc.contributor.authorPereyra Elías, Reneées
dc.contributor.authorMontenegro-Idrogo, Juan Josées
dc.contributor.authorMejia, Christian R.es
dc.contributor.authorInga Berrospi, Fiorellaes
dc.contributor.authorMezones Holguín, Edwardes
dc.date.accessioned2017-09-11T22:31:38Z-
dc.date.available2017-09-11T22:31:38Z-
dc.date.issued2017-04-20-
dc.identifier.citationProfile and professional expectations of medical students from 11 Latin American countries: the Red-LIRHUS project 2017, 10 (1) BMC Research Noteses
dc.identifier.issn1756-0500-
dc.identifier.doi10.1186/s13104-017-2479-y-
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10757/622009-
dc.description.abstractBackground Latin America is undergoing a human resource crisis in health care in terms of labor shortage, misdistribution and poor orientation to primary care. Workforce data are needed to inform the planning of long-term strategies to address this problem. This study aimed to evaluate the academic and motivational profile, as well as the professional expectations, of Latin American medical students. Results We conducted an observational, cross-sectional, multi-country study evaluating medical students from 11 Spanish-speaking countries in 2011–2012. Motivations to study medicine, migration intentions, intent to enter postgraduate programs, and perceptions regarding primary care were evaluated via a self-administered questionnaire. Outcomes were measured with pilot-tested questions and previously validated scales. A total of 11,072 valid surveys from 63 medical schools were gathered and analyzed. Conclusions This study describes the profile and expectations of the future workforce being trained in Latin America. The obtained information will be useful for governments and universities in planning strategies to improve their current state of affairs regarding human resources for health care professions.es
dc.formatapplication/pdfes
dc.language.isoenges
dc.publisherBiomed Central Ltdes
dc.relation.urlhttp://bmcresnotes.biomedcentral.com/articles/10.1186/s13104-017-2479-yes
dc.rightsinfo:eu-repo/semantics/openAccesses
dc.subjectHuman resourceses
dc.subjectMotivationes
dc.subjectPrimary Health Carees
dc.subjectMedical educationes
dc.subjectLatin Americaes
dc.titleProfile and professional expectations of medical students from 11 Latin American countries: the Red-LIRHUS projectes
dc.typeinfo:eu-repo/semantics/articlees
dc.identifier.journalBMC Research Noteses
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