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Revista Brasileira de Educação Médica

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AKERMAN, Marco et al. Revealingfacts, senses, affections and actions of the "hazing" in a medical school: a narrative of experience . Rev. bras. educ. med. [online]. 2012, vol.36, n.2, pp.249-254. ISSN 0100-5502.

This article recounts a series of events related to the reception of the school-freshmen in a Medical School and indicates what changes have been adopted for the reception of new students in the following year, and the results obtained with these interventions. The challenge was rather that the whole thing would not be repeated again. Much discussion and a lot of dialogue preceding the formulation of action plan. The basic premise was the idea that the School Board had to lead this process and that the "freshman" does not "belong to the veteran", but it was the responsibility of the whole community of scholars, under the baton of the Board. It is not possible yet to assure that the hazing culture has been modified, we can identify signs and evidence that there was significant improvement in the relationship between students in the School regarding the reception of the new students.

Keywords : Medical Education; Violence; Prevention and control.

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