A introdução de competências de gestão na formação médica: uma avaliação multidimensional das expectativas

Translated title of the contribution: Management competences in medical education: a multidimensional evaluation of expectancies

T. Figueiredo, A. Castro Caldas, G. Castela

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In the last decades, the organizational dynamics has shown the imperative need to rule the management competences mainly relevant in the health sector. Has this reality been perceived and included in the medical curriculum? Once there is a reformist impulse in the way how the health units are managed, why haven’t most of the Medicine Faculties integrated this domain in their curricular reforms? Hence, there seems to be a strong search for these additional competences, only in a post-graduate phase, above all justified by a better qualification in the medical praxis, in which the doctors are called to decide in scenarios with limited resources and budget constraints. With this work we wish to research the perceptions and eventual motivations of the students in the Medicine Faculties of Portugal to introduce management competences in the ir medical pre-graduate curriculum. Focusing on the medicine students and on the change occurred in the doctors’ behaviour, before and after contacting with this new competence, we aspired to qualify and understand the future graduates’ expectations in what regards this objective. Thus, the use of the Non Linear Canonical Correlation Analysis has allowed not only the multidimensional description of topologies and /or typologies of individuals, but it has also analysed the relations among the various answers, arranged in optimal scales, thus determining similarities / dissimilarities among the shown opinions along the medical training process. From the results it was concluded that there isn’t a majority group expressing a tendency clearly, but rather a distribution of the respondents in the various typologies in every sample, which indicates to the decision-makers a perspective of the curriculum flexible approach, in a different model from the one predominating in the present Medical Education institutions, that still don’t work with the concept of curricular attractors.
Translated title of the contributionManagement competences in medical education: a multidimensional evaluation of expectancies
Original languagePortuguese
Pages (from-to)75-83
Number of pages9
JournalCadernos de Saúde
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jan 2008


  • Management in health care
  • Optimal scaling
  • Nonlinear canonical correlation analysis


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