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Revista de la Facultad de Medicina Humana

Print version ISSN 1814-5469On-line version ISSN 2308-0531


MIRAVAL-ROJAS, Edgar J.  and  RODRIGUEZ-ALARCON, J. Franco. The perception of resident physicians on the subject of mental health in the third year of the medical residency of a public university in Lima-Peru. Rev. Fac. Med. Hum. [online]. 2020, vol.20, n.3, pp.366-373. ISSN 1814-5469.


Mental health is an issue that has taken on great importance in recent years and has become a substantial part of many training courses around the world.


To determine the perception of resident physicians on a mental health course during the last year of residency.


Observational, descriptive, and transversal study with a sample of 130 students from the Mental Health program of the medical residency of Universidad Nacional Federico Villarreal who were surveyed with a form of 10 questions that sought to know the perceptions of the students on this course. The technique used was non-probability sampling.


of the 130 respondents, 57.69% were women and 13.85% were pediatricians, 57.69% performed a clinical specialty and 58.46% were free-standing. An exploratory analysis was made: on the importance of the course, differences were found with the age range (p = 0.038) and modality of residence (p = 0.05). In addition, regarding the acceptance of the course, differences were found with the age range (p = 0.021) and type of residency program (P = 0.053).


Participants in the mental health course of the medical residency have good acceptance of this subject and are considered important.

Keywords : Mental Health; Internship; and Residency; Perception; Courses (Source: MeSH MLN)..

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