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Academic Leagues and medical formation: contributions and challenges

Interface: Comunicação, Saúde, Educação. 2008;4(se) DOI 10.1590/S1414-32832008000100008


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Journal Title: Interface: Comunicação, Saúde, Educação

ISSN: 1414-3283 (Print); 1807-5762 (Online)

Publisher: Faculdade de Medicina de Botucatu (Unesp)

Society/Institution: Universidade Estadual Paulista (UNESP)

LCC Subject Category: Medicine: Public aspects of medicine

Country of publisher: Brazil

Language of fulltext: Spanish, English, Portuguese

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Albina Rodrigues Torres (São Paulo State University)

Gabriel Martins de Oliveira

Fábio Massahito Yamamoto

Maria Cristina Pereira Lima (São Paulo State University)

Philip Sidney Pacheco Badiz


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Time From Submission to Publication: 41 weeks


Abstract | Full Text

There has been a considerable increase in the number of academic leagues active within undergraduate medical courses in Brazil over the last few years. However, this phenomenon has not been accompanied by adequate reflection on its determinants, on the role of the leagues within the institutions or even on their pedagogical function. From these observations, the authors analyze the scant literature on this topic, describe the experience of the academic leagues of Botucatu Medical School, Unesp, and reflect on the role of these leagues in medical training, in an attempt to partially fill this gap and contribute towards this important discussion.