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Educación Médica Superior

versión impresa ISSN 0864-2141


BRAVO HERNANDEZ, Pedro Luis  y  SANTOS SMITH, Kelly. Motivation of the students involved in the National Program of Integral Community Medicine. Educ Med Super [online]. 2011, vol.25, n.2, pp.47-58. ISSN 0864-2141.

A descriptive, cross-sectional study was performed within the National Program of Formation in Integral Community Medicine from January to March, 2010 in the five teaching groups located in Torres municipality, Lara state, Bolivarian Republic of Venezuela. The initial universe of study was made up of 68 students who were studying in the 3rd, 4th and 5th academic years; 5 of them were excluded because they were not present at the time of implementing the instrument and one who did not want to be involved in this study. A questionnaire and an observational guide for the educational and teaching process were administered. It was found that most of the students were intrinsically motivated (83.9 %) and the highest portion of them disclosed intermediate level of motivation toward the medical studies (48.4 %) followed by high motivation (43.5 %). Seventy one percent of the students showed good perception of the teaching and education process in addition to increased motivation as they move to higher academic levels. At the same time, the level of motivation was predominantly high in the settings where the educational situation was good. It was concluded that the high level of motivation of the students is greatly related to the intrinsic motivation, to good perception on the curricula and the development of educational situations in line with the proposals of the design of the National Program of Formation in Integral Community Medicine.

Palabras clave : Motivation; integral community medicine; educational situation.

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