Revista Ciencias de la Salud
Print version ISSN 1692-7273
RUIZ STERNBERG, Ángela María; BELTRAN, Jhonny and PALACIOS SANCHEZ, Leonardo. Experience of the Flexible Internship in University of Rosario-Medical School. Rev. Cienc. Salud [online]. 2006, vol.4, n.2, pp. 93-102. ISSN 1692-7273.
Objective: To evaluate the flexible program implemented for the medical internship at School of Medicine, Universidad del Rosario during the period 1997-2002. Methodology: A descriptive study was performed to summarize the choices of medical clerkships made by the interns during the whole studied period. The coincidence with the further choice of a determined medical specialty was assessed. Conclusions: Most of the last year's students remain preferring a conservative approach to their career, by choosing clerkships in a basic area, such as internal medicine, pediatrics, gynecology and obstetrics or general surgery. The coincidence between the type of internship or clerkships a student performs and the future election of a specialty is high.
Keywords : Internship; Career choices; specialty preferences; elective internship.