2020, Number 4
Arch Med Fam 2020; 22 (4)
Ribeiro CREA, Janaudis MA, Craice BMA, González BP
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ABSTRACTConsidering their often troubled routine, medical students and doctors face a series of difficulties throughout their lives and careers. In this sense, the SOBRAMFA internship for medical students seeks, at on early stage, to show students a different reality from the theory taught in medical schools. It seeks to provide theoretical and practical learning for medical students throughout their academic training process through a clash between theory and reality and is constituted by theoretical and practical activities, which vary according to the dates performed by students and are held in the city of São Paulo, SP - Brazil. In the experience of this report, activities were performed in one hospital - where inpatients and outpatients were seen -, in two nursing homes and at SOBRAMFA head office. The objectives of the internship program were met and aroused subjective reflections and feelings. The “Scientific Pacemaker”, a weekly meeting of clinical updating and continuing education, allowed, in addition to technical learning, to reveal the professional and human characteristics of SOBRAMFA physicians. Nursing and outpatient activities provided learning about palliative care, bad news communication skills, and a good doctor-patient relationship, among others. The visit to nursing homes was full of surprises and emotions and inspired the elaboration of a medical narrative. At the closing of the internship, there was a warm meeting in which reflection on the elaborated narrative was promoted. The whole experience was very enriching and can only be understood, in its total magnitude, by those who experienced it. The purpose of this article is to describe the experience and its impact on a 4th year medical student, who participated in the internship for a week.