Introduction: The scientific publication should be encouraged from the undergraduates, especially in science health careers. Objective: To determine the features and factors associated with scientific publication among members of the Scientific Association of Medical Students of Colombia (ASCEMCOL). Materials and methods: An analytic cross-sectional study, which was based on a face survey applied to the members of the ASCEMCOL. A publication was defined as a publication made in an indexed scientific journal; and the information collected was crossed with variables to obtain a statistical association. Results: When performing multivariate analysis, it was associated with increased participation in scientific research the fact of being in a superior academic semester (RPA: 1.25; 95% CI: 1.01-1.56; p value: 0.043), more of extracurricular investigations (RPA: 1.26; 95% CI: 1.15-1.38; p value <0.001). Likewise, the lower frequency of publications associated with the perception of poor support from the university (RPA: 0.28; 95% CI: 0.22-0.34; p value <0.001), adjusted to the number of papers presented in congresses and the university of origin. Conclusion: The publication frequency was low in this population; we find important factors like being in a superior academic semester, such as having a greater number of investigations and publications.
|Translated title of the contribution||Scientific publication of the directors of the scientific association of medical students of Colombia: Characteristics and associated factors|
|Number of pages||5|
|Journal||Revista Facultad de Medicina|
|State||Indexed - 2017|
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