Influence of physician model and image during predegree training in a group of medical students at Antofagasta University


  • Cecilia Orellana Peña Universidad de Antofagasta
  • Mónica Rojas Urzúa Universidad de Antofagasta
  • Marianela Silva Zepeda Universidad de Antofagasta


This study has as aims to know the influence of physician model transmitted by those who teach and to identify student’s values when they initiate medical school, values transmitted before obtaining the degree and the importance of physician model in this stage. Through a semi structure interview, with previous informed consent, perceptions were collected from a cohort of students with respect to the image they had about physicians when entering medical school and its evolution throughout training. An impact both positive and negative was identified over students by professors. This influence is analyzed and concrete suggestions are made to correct or improve it in each case.


bioethics, clinical ethics, medical education, ethics in teaching, values

Author Biographies

Cecilia Orellana Peña, Universidad de Antofagasta

Facultad de Medicina y Odontología, Departamento Ciencias Médicas, Universidad de Antofagasta

Mónica Rojas Urzúa, Universidad de Antofagasta

Matrona Servicio Neonatología, Hospital Regional Antofagasta. Académico Carrera de Medicina, Universidad de Antofagasta, Chile

Marianela Silva Zepeda, Universidad de Antofagasta

Enfermera, Hospital Regional Antofagasta. Académico Asistente Adjunto, Facultad de Medicina y Odontología, Universidad de Antofagasta, Chile