Migration to study in medical schools of Peru

Authors

  • Diego Chambergo-Michilot Escuela de Medicina, Universidad Científica del Sur, Lima, Perú. Estudiante de medicina
  • Carlos E. Muñoz-Medina Universidad de Oriente - Núcleo de Bolívar, Bolívar, Venezuela. médico cirujano
  • Diego Lizarzaburu-Castagnino Escuela de Medicina, Universidad Científica del Sur, Lima, Perú. médico cirujano
  • Franco León-Jimenez Universidad Católica Santo Toribio de Mogrovejo, Chiclayo, Perú.Hospital Regional de Lambayeque, Chiclayo, Perú. médico epidemiólogo
  • Miguel Odar-Sampe Universidad Privada Antenor Orrego, Trujillo, Perú. médico cirujano
  • Reneé Pereyra-Elias Escuela de Medicina, Universidad Peruana de Ciencias Aplicadas, Lima, Perú. médico epidemiólogo
  • Percy Mayta-Tristan Escuela de Medicina, Universidad Científica del Sur, Lima, Perú. Universidad Privada Antenor Orrego, Trujillo, Perú. Dirección General de Investigación, Desarrollo e Innovación, Universidad Científica del Sur, Lima, Perú. médico salubrista
  • Red LIRHUS Grupo Colaborativo Latinoamericano para la Investigación en Recursos Humanos en Salud (Red-LIRHUS). http://orcid.org/0000-0002-0861-6606

DOI:

https://doi.org/10.17843/rpmesp.2020.371.4695

Keywords:

Emigration and Immigration, Human Migration, Medical Students, Peru

Abstract

The aim of this study was to describe the frequency of migration to study medicine in Peru. We conducted a secondary data analysis of the Red-LIRHUS study (2011-2012). We included 3 680 Peruvian students. Approximately, 23.2% migrated for medical school. Less than 1% were international migrants. We found a higher proportion of migrant students in Universities outside of Lima than in Universities in Lima (27.1% vs. 15.8%). There was also a higher proportion of migrants in private universities (28.3% vs. 16.0%) Migrant students were more likely to live alone (27.4% vs. 6.4%) and to report having failed a module/course (51.0% vs. 38.6%) compared to non-migrant students. It is necessary to evaluate potential interventions for the preservation of the well-being of people who migrate for their medical training.

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Published

2020-03-23

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Brief Report

How to Cite

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Chambergo-Michilot D, Muñoz-Medina CE, Lizarzaburu-Castagnino D, León-Jimenez F, Odar-Sampe M, Pereyra-Elias R, et al. Migration to study in medical schools of Peru. Rev Peru Med Exp Salud Publica [Internet]. 2020 Mar. 23 [cited 2024 Apr. 17];37(1):81-6. Available from: https://rpmesp.ins.gob.pe/index.php/rpmesp/article/view/4695

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