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Revista Paulista de Pediatria

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FERNANDES, Vitor de Almeida; SCUCUGLIA, Ana Cláudia B.; T.GONSAGA, Ricardo Alessandro  and  BISCEGLI, Terezinha Soares. Contribution of the Activities Diary to the pediatric teaching. Rev. paul. pediatr. [online]. 2013, vol.31, n.3, pp.366-370. ISSN 1984-0462.


To describe the fifth-year medical students' self-evaluation based on the reflexive discourse of the Activities Diaries (portfolio) from the Pediatric Internship I and Child Care Rotations.


Cross sectional, qualitative and descriptive study using the collective subject discourse of the diaries used during the internship of the Medical School, in Catanduva, São Paulo, from January to November, 2011. The registered students' testimonials in the portfolio sections called self-assessment and students' impression were assessed according to their central ideas (discipline organization, breastfeeding outpatient clinic, number of admissions in the pediatric hospital ward and satisfaction with the Child Health training ), related to the teaching of Pediatrics and Child Care. The portfolios with incomplete registers were excluded.


The testimonials of 47 interns (75% of the students) were analyzed, and 21.3% of them expressed satisfaction with the discipline organization and 27.7% praised the inclusion of the breastfeeding outpatient clinics in the course. For 25.5% of the academics, the number of admissions in the pediatric wards was insufficient for an ideal learning; however, 70.2% were satisfied with the Child Health training.


This critical analysis allowed a summary of the reflections, suggestions and critics registered by the interns and can be used as a tool for improvement of the professional cycle.

Keywords : educational measurement; pediatrics; learning; teaching; internship and residency.

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