This study sought to understand the coexistence between students, professors, and professionals at basic health units. This was a qualitative research study with a hermeneutic phenomenological approach, based on the philosophical theoretical frameworks of Martin Heidegger and carried out with students, network services professionals, and professors monitoring students in their activities at basic health units in the metropolitan area of a large city in southern Brazil. Data were collected through recorded interviews guided by a list of questions from November 2013 to March 2015. Participants, totaling 23 respondents, were selected intentionally. Coexistence among students, professors, and professionals at the basic health unit proved to be permeated by different ways of being. They unveiled conflicts related to language, specifically in verbalization and listening. This relationship was recognized as important for teaching-learning and for reflections on adjustments in the work process.
higher education; primary health care; teaching-care integration services; internships; qualitative research