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Universitas Medica

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CORTES BARRE, Michelle  e  GUILLEN OLAYA, Javier Fabricio. Learning Styles of Undergraduate Medical Students. Univ. Med. [online]. 2018, vol.59, n.2, pp.4-10. ISSN 0041-9095.


According to the experiential learning theory, each person develops a learning style that characterizes his/her preferred way to acquire and transform experiences to create knowledge. The objective of this study was to identify the learning styles of undergraduate medical students.


The Kolb Learning Style Inventory was applied to first-year medical students at the Pontificia Universidad Javeriana (Bogotá, Colombia) during the second period of 2009.


204 students completed the questionnaire (the average age was 18.5 years; 55% were women). Students preferred the abstract styles of learning, including assimilating (47%) and converging (27%) styles.


Having information about medical students learning style preferences can help educators to design teaching strategies that promote a more effective learning. Teachers should provide a variety of learning contexts to stimulate the strengthening of their abilities.

Palavras-chave : learning; models/educational; education/medical/undergraduate.

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