Interface - Comunicação, Saúde, Educação
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TORRES, Albina Rodrigues; OLIVEIRA, Gabriel Martins de; YAMAMOTO, Fábio Massahito and LIMA, Maria Cristina Pereira. Academic Leagues and medical formation: contributions and challenges.Translated byPhilip Sidney Pacheco Badiz. Interface (Botucatu) [online]. 2008, vol.4Selected edition, pp. 0-0. ISSN 1414-3283.
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.
Keywords : Academic leagues; Medical education; Extracurricular activities.