Telemedicine in Graduate Medical Education: a Vision of the Medical Courses in a Developing Country

  • Ezio De Martino Neto Universidade de Uberaba http://orcid.org/0000-0002-3634-277X
  • George Lucas Ferreira Castro Universidade de Uberaba
  • Mateus Felipe Vilarinho Soares Universidade de Uberaba
  • Mariana Ribeiro Cunha Universidade de Uberaba
  • Giovana Borges Laterza Universidade de Uberaba
  • Caroline Pereira Santos Universidade de Uberaba
  • Ana Paula Oliveira Bóscolo Universidade de Uberaba
  • Thaynara Tiradentes de Lima Universidade de Uberaba
  • Rodrigo Alves Tubelo Universidade Federal do Rio Grande do Sul
Keywords: telemedicine, training, disciplines, curriculum, medical education

Abstract

This study mapped those Brazilian medical schools that could have a possible discipline related to telemedicine and/or telehealth, and analysed the curriculum of each. A survey was completed of the medical schools in Brazil (n=272) and a curriculum analysis performed to identify those disciplines with some relation to telemedicine and/or telehealth. A total of 71 medical schools were found within the inclusion criterion. These schools were distributed in the following regions of the country: Southeast (39.4%), Northeast (28.2%), South (15.5%), North (11.3%) and Midwest (5.6%). The highest number of public schools was found in the Northeast region (21.1%). Approximately 27.9% of medical schools have potential subjects related to telemedicine and telehealth in their curriculum, being similar its source of support. Greater attention should be given to training in telemedicine and/or telehealth.

Author Biographies

Ezio De Martino Neto, Universidade de Uberaba
Third-year medical student at University of Uberaba. Student Member of the International Society for Telemedicine and eHealth and of the Brazilian Society of Telemedicine and Telehealth. President of the Academic League of Telemedicine and Telehealth of Uberaba.
George Lucas Ferreira Castro, Universidade de Uberaba
Third-year medical student at University of Uberaba. Student Member of the International Society for Telemedicine and eHealth. Financial Director of the Academic League of Telemedicine and Telehealth of Uberaba.
Mateus Felipe Vilarinho Soares, Universidade de Uberaba
Third-year medical student at University of Uberaba. Student Member of the International Society for Telemedicine and eHealth. Cientific Director of the Academic League of Telemedicine and Telehealth of Uberaba.
Mariana Ribeiro Cunha, Universidade de Uberaba
Third-year medical student at University of Uberaba. Student Member of the International Society for Telemedicine and eHealth. Vice-President of the Academic League of Telemedicine and Telehealth of Uberaba.
Giovana Borges Laterza, Universidade de Uberaba
Third-year medical student at University of Uberaba. Student Member of the International Society for Telemedicine and eHealth. Education Director of the Academic League of Telemedicine and Telehealth of Uberaba.
Ana Paula Oliveira Bóscolo, Universidade de Uberaba
Third-year medical student at University of Uberaba. Student Member of the International Society for Telemedicine and eHealth. Extension Director of the Academic League of Telemedicine and Telehealth of Uberaba.
Thaynara Tiradentes de Lima, Universidade de Uberaba
Third-year medical student at University of Uberaba. Student Member of the International Society for Telemedicine and eHealth. Communication and Marketing Director of the Academic League of Telemedicine and Telehealth of Uberaba.
Rodrigo Alves Tubelo, Universidade Federal do Rio Grande do Sul
Graduated in Dentistry from the Federal University of Rio Grande do Sul (2013). Master in Dental Clinic / Dental Materials at the Federal University of Rio Grande do Sul (2015). Phd Student in Dental Clinic / Dental Materials at the Federal University of Rio Grande do Sul. Manager of Technological Innovation of UNASUS / UFCSPA. Orientator of the Academic League of Telemedicine and Telehealth of Uberaba.

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Published
2017-04-03
How to Cite
De Martino Neto, E., Castro, G. L., Soares, M. F., Cunha, M., Laterza, G., Santos, C., Bóscolo, A. P., de Lima, T., & Tubelo, R. (2017). Telemedicine in Graduate Medical Education: a Vision of the Medical Courses in a Developing Country. Journal of the International Society for Telemedicine and EHealth, 5, (GKR);e34:(1-4). Retrieved from https://journals.ukzn.ac.za/index.php/JISfTeH/article/view/267
Section
Global Telemedicine and eHealth Updates. Knowledge Resources. Vol. 10, 2017