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Impact of the first year of medical school in the growth and personal development of students

Maria Teresa Cortés-Gutiérrez, Maria Teresa Cortés-Gutiérrez, Ileana Maria Petra, Mariana Fouilloux-Morales, Aurora Farfán-Márquez, Allyson Cortés.

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Objective: To analyze the level of development and personal growth of medical students, at the moment of admission into medical school and at the end of the first year. Incorporating in one instrument various aspects of the student’s abilities and aptitudes in counter position to other studies that study one aspect at a time.
Methods: This study brings together the following 10 scales: Self-esteem, Self-knowledge and emotional expression, Commitment, Creativity, Resilience and coping, Positive Outlook on life, Self-confidence, Assertiveness and leadership, Empathy and Teamwork, social and interpersonal skills. It is a comparative study with 891 students. Appling a ten-scale instrument with reliability coefficients between .617 and .786, at the beginning and at the end of the first year. The Wilcoxon test for paired samples was applied.
Results: decrease in self-esteem, commitment, positive outlook of life, self-confidence, work team and social skills was observed, and improvement in assertiveness and leadership, and empathy.
Conclusions: the first year affects students and many of their abilities to confront the academic difficulties tends to diminish, but on the other hand we can see an increase in their intentions to adapt through believing in themselves and if teachers would collaborate in this endeavor students could have a better chance for completing their first year adequately

Key words: personal development, students, medicine.


 
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