Health Profession

Medical students of St. Paul criticize the model proves Cremesp

According candidates prove not had many clinical cases, being deficient in collecting practical knowledge

Medical students who were examined by the Regional Council of Medicine of the State of São Paulo (Cremesp), Sunday (11) criticized the model of evaluation applied. Examination of Cremesp is annual and is in its eighth edition. It consists of 120 multiple-choice theoretical questions. Of the total of 2924 students enrolled (2530 São Paulo from 28 schools and 394 courses from other states), 2.46% did not attend, which corresponds to 72 missing.

To William Lippi, the last year of medical school at the Catholic University (PUC) of St. Paul, taught in Sorocaba (SP), the test was deficient in collecting practical knowledge. The race had many clinical cases. The case involves a better evaluation of the student, as occurs today in proofs of residency.

He also believes that there are many problems in medical education that must be resolved before the discussion about student assessment. He cites the large number of schools opened in recent years and the increasing number of vacancies, which can mean impoverishment of the courses.

There is much more to be discussed before. As it stands, I think it has to have a review, but not badly done the way it was. It has to be a more well-structured, perhaps with several universities contributing issues. The way was not evaluated correctly, said after taking the exam.

I believe the best approach is to do serial evaluations throughout college. An assessment on the current state of medical education in the country, it is necessary yes, but not the way it is made, said the student's final year of medicine at the Federal University of Juiz de Fora (UFJF) Mostaro Gabriel Fonseca, who did the race in Sao Paulo in anticipation of making the step of residency in the state.

I agree with the obligatory yes, even to society have an idea of ​​what professionals really are enabled. Moreover, there is no improvement in this test if no questioning of this movement as it is being applied, said Fonseca.

The test requirement for granting professional record allied to model the test questions were much criticized and led some students to boycott the race. These students attended the local event and marked the letter b on all issues.

"There has to be a more well-structured, perhaps with several universities contributing issues. As it was not evaluated correctly"

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In an interview with Brazil Agency, the Chairman of Cremesp, Renato Azevedo, said that the format of the assessment can be revisited, but defended the mandatory test and a minimum score of 60% for the trainee receives the record of the profession. This year, the minimum shall not be required.

We argue that there is an assessment at the end of medical school outside the college. The way it should be done can even be discussed, may be a theoretical test, a practical test. But we argues that this evidence is made terminal. Especially because it's made in various countries of the world, he said.

According to Azevedo, Cremesp is the intention of evaluating the quality of medical education in the state. "They say that the proof does not evaluate medical knowledge. Evaluates yes. This is already an international experience, you do this kind of evidence in several countries. We have absolute certainty that those who can not hit 60% of the questions that proof, not is able to meet people safely, he said.

The President of Cremesp said, however, that the entity has the power to deny registration to trainees who fail to approval of 60% of the test. To do so would require a new law. At the moment we do not have a law, as has the OAB [Order of Lawyers of Brazil], which does not allow us to deliver the record for those who do not pass the test. We argue yes, the passage of this law, but it has to be discussed by Brazilian society, through the Congress, said.

With information <i> Agency Brazil </ i>