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The experiences of indigenous students in public Medical courses in Brazil

Grant number: 19/24863-4
Support Opportunities:Scholarships in Brazil - Scientific Initiation
Effective date (Start): April 01, 2020
Effective date (End): December 31, 2020
Field of knowledge:Interdisciplinary Subjects
Principal Investigator:Eliana Goldfarb Cyrino
Grantee:Giovana Kharfan de Lima
Host Institution: Faculdade de Medicina (FMB). Universidade Estadual Paulista (UNESP). Campus de Botucatu. Botucatu , SP, Brazil


This research will aim to understand the experiences of indigenous students who study undergraduate medicine in public colleges, from their narratives. It will be sought to identify the indigenous students who are studying undergraduate medicine at various public colleges in Brazil in 2018 and 2019. The experiences of these students in the process of entering and staying in the course will be analyzed, identifying potentialities, weaknesses, and overcoming. It will also be analyzed the intercultural encounter of their traditional knowledge in relation to the knowledge offered in undergraduate medicine, including discussing the perspectives of action of these future health professionals. The field of research is the indigenous students of medical courses from all over the country. To understand the field, it was decided to develop a research with qualitative approach. Initially, a mapping of indigenous students in Brazil will be carried out using a questionnaire, as well as individual interviews and conversations with some of these students. Content analysis of the materials will be performed, initially seeking to evaluate their quality and sufficiency. Subsequently, for content analysis from the qualitative perspective, the categorization, inference, description, and interpretation procedures will be performed. It is expected as a result contribute to the understanding of the presence of these indigenous in the Brazilian public medical schools, bringing out the main potentialities, weaknesses, and ways of overcoming these students' experiences.

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LUNA, WILLIAN FERNANDES; TEIXEIRA, KARLA CAROLINE; DE LIMA, GIOVANA KHARFAN. Mapeamento e experiências de indígenas nas escolas médicas federais brasileiras: acesso e políticas de permanência. Interface (Botucatu), v. 25, . (19/24876-9, 19/24863-4, 19/09426-7)

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