SciELO - Scientific Electronic Library Online

vol.22 issue4Review of medical education in Costa Rica: achievements and challengesUse of colors in anatomy illustrations to relate structures, function and pathology in human anatomy learning author indexsubject indexarticles search
Home Pagealphabetic serial listing  

Services on Demand




Related links

  • On index processCited by Google
  • Have no similar articlesSimilars in SciELO
  • On index processSimilars in Google


FEM: Revista de la Fundación Educación Médica

On-line version ISSN 2014-9840Print version ISSN 2014-9832


PINEL-PEREZ, Carlos S; GOMEZ-ROSO JARENO, María J  and  LOPEZ GALIAN, Juan J. Practical seminar on obstetric decision-making with a team contest format. Pilot experience with medical students. FEM (Ed. impresa) [online]. 2019, vol.22, n.4, pp.165-168.  Epub Oct 14, 2019. ISSN 2014-9840.


The present study shows the pilot experience of a seminar on obstetric decision making, whose objectives are to promote teamwork, train decision making in Obstetrics and increase the interest of the students and their learning. The purpose of the study is to evaluate the student’s satisfaction with the seminar.

Subjects and methods:

The seminar was designed with a team contest format and was carried out with students of the sixth course of Medicine of the European University (Madrid, Spain). Participants in the seminar filled out a satisfaction survey. The students were divided into two groups: participants and non-participants in the seminar. The difference in the average qualification of the final exam between the two groups was analyzed.


Nine students of 23 participated in the seminar. The participating students had a high degree of satisfaction and felt more motivated and prepared both for the study of the subject and to face the final exam. Higher statistically significant performance was observed in the final exam by the participants in the seminar, so that they obtained 1.03 points on average (over 10) more than the students who did not attend the seminar, although for the number of participants and a probable selection bias, no valid conclusions can be drawn at this level.


The seminar increased the motivation of the students and was very satisfactory for them.

Keywords : Decision making; Obstetrics; Seminar; Teaching-learning; Teamwork.

        · abstract in Spanish     · text in Spanish     · Spanish ( pdf )