Revista Brasileira de Educação Médica
versión impresa ISSN 0100-5502
ARAGAO, Julio Cesar Soares; SILVEIRA, Camila Oliveira da; HUNGRIA, Milena de Mattos y OLIVEIRA, Mirella Pereira de. The use of role-playing as a sensitization technique for medical students during gynecological examination. Rev. bras. educ. med. [online]. 2009, vol.33, n.1, pp. 80-83. ISSN 0100-5502. http://dx.doi.org/10.1590/S0100-55022009000100011.
Gynecological examinations are especially sensitive, both for the inexperienced student and the patient. In order to analyze the impact of role-playing on medical students beginning their ob-gyn rotation in internship, simulated gynecological examinations were performed in the gynecology outpatient clinic, with the students' consent. The dynamic was fully incorporated and interpreted by the students, demonstrating that they had the inner capacity to find solutions to the issues that arose when they traded places with the patients. If it were possible to use role-playing in both medical education as a whole and future medical practice, we would certainly put ourselves in the patient's place when we perform an examination, thus making the technique a tool for humanizing the teaching of gynecology.
Palabras llave : Role-playing; Medical students; Gynecology.