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Acta Médica Peruana

On-line version ISSN 1728-5917


ESCOBEDO-PALZA, Seimer  and  CONSEJO NACIONAL DE RESIDENTADO MEDICO (CONAREME) et al. Characteristics of the medical residency in Peru: results of the first National Survey of Medical Residents (ENMERE-2016). Acta méd. Peru [online]. 2017, vol.34, n.4, pp.273-282. ISSN 1728-5917.

Objective: To describe the working, academic, and research conditions for physicians in training in the Peruvian medical residency program during 2016. Materials and methods: This is an observational, descriptive and cross-sectional study that performed a secondary analysis of the National Survey for Medicine Residents (ENMERE-2016, according to its Spanish initials) developed by the Peruvian Committee for Medical Residency. Surveys were virtual and voluntary, and they were sent to all medical residents in Peru. Results: Of the 7393 physicians that were in a residency program during 2016, 1196 (16.2%) responded at least one question of the ENMERE-2016. In this sample, the average age was 32.7 ± 5.6 years, 57.1% residents were male, and 64.1% were having their training in a medical school in Lima. Nearly half (46.1%) of residents were satisfied with their tutors, 14.7% had depressive symptoms, and 80.9% did not have a resting period after a night shift during the last month. Nearly half of the residents were able to get out of their hospitals after 14.00 hours the day after a night shift; 38.6% reported having received biosafety material for their protection in their hospitals when needed, and 16.1% reported having performed at least one research project during their training period. Conclusion: The ENMERE-2016 results reported many failures in labor, academic, and research aspects during the medical residency programs in Peru

Keywords : Internship and residency; Physicians; Health manpower; Job satisfaction; Education, medical.

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