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Revista Cubana de Reumatología

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ONATE ANDINO, Mayra Alejandra  y  ZABALA HARO, Mónica Andrea. Application of computer software in the undergraduate teaching of the medical career. Rev Cuba Reumatol [online]. 2019, vol.21, n.3, e112.  Epub 01-Dic-2019. ISSN 1817-5996.


the preparation of medical students is one of the main concerns of the teaching authorities of the medical universities of any country, the current medical panorama contains a series of diseases, cross reactions and other circumstances that require a high preparation to face to the diagnostic and therapeutic challenges of the contemporary world. Given this situation, the design and application of computer software represents an appropriate solution to this panorama.


to present the successes of the application of new computer software in the undergraduate preparation of medical students.


a review was made of articles related to the study problem in different databases. The search was carried out in sites such as Scopus, Latindex, Redalyc, ICE Web of Science and Lilacs. Descriptors were used in English, Spanish and Portuguese. A total of 79 articles related to the subject were identified. After carrying out the analysis of the information, and taking into account the actuality of less than 5 years, the information was obtained from a total of 47 articles. The Journal of Higher Medical Education (47.52 %) and the Cuban Journal of Rheumatology (28.31 %) were the ones that presented the greatest representation.


the application of computer software, through the implementation of simulation laboratories, constitutes a viable and feasible alternative that increases the level of preparation of the undergraduate students of the medical career.

Palabras clave : academy; teaching computer programs; simulation.

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