Student participation in health rural intervention projects: IRIS-X experience in Peru

Authors

  • Andrea C. Rivas-Nieto Sociedad Científica de Estudiantes de Medicina Cayetano Heredia (SOCEMCH), facultad de Medicina, universidad Peruana Cayetano Heredia. Lima, Perú. Estudiante de Medicina.
  • Walter H. Curioso Facultad de Medicina, universidad Peruana Cayetano Heredia. Lima, Perú. Facultad de Salud Pública y Administración, universidad Peruana Cayetano Heredia. Lima, Perú. Médico, Magíster en Salud Pública. Especialista en Informática Biomédica.
  • Carlos Guillén Servicio de Reumatología, Hospital universitario Ramón y Cajal, universidad Alcalá de Henares. Madrid, España. Médico Cirujano.

DOI:

https://doi.org/10.17843/rpmesp.2009.263.1392

Keywords:

Students, medical, Education, Primary health care, Rural settlements, Peru

Abstract

Activities that involve field work, social assistance and research are initiatives which have been promoted by several student societies from different universities related to health sciences. The purpose of this article is to describe the involvement of students from a Peruvian university in a rural health intervention and in the collaboration in rural and sub urban spaces called “Intervención Rural de Investigación y Saneamiento” (IRIS). The tenth version (IRIS-X) was held from 4-8 January 2009 in the town Huaripampa (Ancash, Peru). Health campaigns, educational sessions and research projects were conducted during this period of time. IRIS-X allowed the students to apply the knowledge acquired during academic classes at the university and to develop scientific research projects from the undergraduate level, contributing to the poorest and most neglected communities in the country.

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Published

2009-09-30

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How to Cite

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Rivas-Nieto AC, Curioso WH, Guillén C. Student participation in health rural intervention projects: IRIS-X experience in Peru. Rev Peru Med Exp Salud Publica [Internet]. 2009 Sep. 30 [cited 2024 Jun. 22];26(3). Available from: https://rpmesp.ins.gob.pe/index.php/rpmesp/article/view/1392

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