The «call» of medicine. Use of new mentoring models for vocational orientation El «Llamado» de la Medicina: uso de nuevos modelos de mentoría para la orientación vocacional
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© 2018 Elsevier España, S.L.U.Introduction: Medicine is one of the careers that arouse the most interest in young Mexicans. The professional orientation programs with a focus on health facilitate in the decision to pursue a career in medicine. The objective of this study was to analyse the impact of Topic Week (Semana de Tópicos). Material and methods: This is a cross-sectional descriptive study with a sample of 88 high school students. The tool used consisted of items to evaluate the program. The analysis included the mean and standard deviation of the responses to evaluate opinion towards the program. Results: Means of >4 were obtained, meaning that responses had a tendency to a favourable perception, and indicating a positive impact on students during the Topic Week. Discussion: The model focused on active learning, as well as the model of cascade mentoring by the teaching members of the faculty and the Medical Interns, which were the most important factors for the success of the program.