Simulated tele-management for teaching medical students on primary health care managerial decision making

Felipe Peralta-Quispe, Pedro Jesus Mendoza-Arana, César Johan Pereira-Victorio, Jhardis Miluska Ramírez-Rodríguez, Flor Madami Pérez-García, Rosa Ampuero-Cáceres, Roberto Walter Huamani-Guzmán, Rohina Joshi, Sikhumbuzo A. Mabunda

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Introduction: Medical students are poorly prepared in health services management due to the use of traditional teaching methods, developed in theoretical environments with poor active participation. Virtual simulated training is an innovative alternative in the learning process. Objective: This study aimed to determine the knowledge improvement in managerial decision-making amongst medical students at the Universidad Nacional Mayor de San Marcos in Peru, after a virtual simulated training. Methods: A before-after cross-sectional design was undertaken among final year medical students to measure their improvement in management knowledge. The simulation methodology was used as a component of the Medical Externship clinical course in which the administrative dimension of a clinical case such as hypoacusis was considered. Results: Of the79participants, 48(60.8%)werefemaleandthemedianagewas25years. Therewasamedian satisfaction level of 3.8 and the performance median score was 17. The median post-test rank scores were higher and statistically significant than pre-test rank scores (p = 0.004); post-test scores for males (p-value = 0.05) and females (p = 0.03) were also statistically higher than pre-test scores. Conclusion: The non-clinical simulation experience improves the knowledge on managerial decision making. It also opens opportunities to work on management issues in clinical courses, providing a comprehensive learning experience. On the other hand, it is an innovative experience where a clinical course adoptsamanagement component.

Translated title of the contributionTelegestión simulada para la enseñanza a estudiantes de medicina sobre la toma de decisiones en gestión en el primer nivel de atención de salud
Original languageAmerican English
Pages (from-to)313-318
Number of pages6
JournalAnales de la Facultad de Medicina
Issue number4
StateIndexed - 2022

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  • Education, Medical
  • Patient Simulation
  • Students, Medical (source: MeSH NLM)
  • Teaching


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