TitulaciÓn por tesis en escuelas de medicina de Lima, 2011: CaracterÍsticas, motivaciones y percepciones

Translated title of the contribution: Medical degree earned with a thesis in medical schools of Lima, 2011: Characteristics, motivations and perceptions

Christian R. Mejia, Fiorella Inga-Berrospi, Percy Mayta-Tristán

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Abstract

We surveyed physicians who obtained their medical degree with a thesis in 2011 from the seven medical schools in Lima to know the characteristics of the degree by thesis process, as well as participants’ motivations and perceptions of that process. We included 98 students who did a thesis (87% of total); 99% conducted observational thesis, 30% did so in groups of three. The main motivation was that it was good for their curriculum vitae (94%). At the university where the thesis is compulsory, the process began with the choice of topic and adviser. Perceived “greatest” and “least” difficulty in the process was the completion of administrative procedures (53%) and selection of their advisor (11%), respectively. Administrative timeliness and processes should be reviewed so as not to impede the completion of thesis, since the new University Act requires the completion of a thesis to graduate.

Translated title of the contributionMedical degree earned with a thesis in medical schools of Lima, 2011: Characteristics, motivations and perceptions
Original languageSpanish
Pages (from-to)509-514
Number of pages6
JournalRevista Peruana de Medicina Experimental y Salud Publica
Volume31
Issue number3
StatePublished - 2014

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