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MONDRAGON CARDONA, Álvaro et al. MULTIDISCIPLINARY COLLEGE CAMP FOR SERVICES AND RESEARCH (CUMIS) AS A STRATEGY FOR COMMUNITY INTERVENTION. Investig. andina [online]. 2011, vol.13, n.23, pp. 353-362. ISSN 0124-8146.
Introduction: community intervention and social work in vulnerable populations are initiatives led by the urge to research the health impact of various students' scientific societies. Methods: the purpose of this project is to describe how the Multidisciplinary College Camp for Services and Research (CUMIS) is a student strategy of community work and scientific research. Universities from Colombia are the main participants and are led by the Universidad Tecnologica de Pereira. Results: thefirst version of this strategy took place in Caimalito, Pereira, Risaralda from the 27th to the 30th of March 2010. Health brigades, educational talks and scientific research were performed. Conclusion: CUMIS allowed students to apply their theoretical knowledge and develop research projects to help a community in need.
Keywords : Community Based Participatory Research; Community Actions; Scientific Societies; Medical Students.