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Memorias del Instituto de Investigaciones en Ciencias de la Salud

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SPARLING-PEREIRA, Fátima Beatriz. Student expectations about their university education. Obstetrics career. Instituto “Dr. Andrés Barbero”. San Lorenzo-Paraguay. 2018. Mem. Inst. Investig. Cienc. Salud [online]. 2021, vol.19, n.1, pp.79-85. ISSN 1812-9528.

Since entering the university, each student has ideas and beliefs regarding their academic training, regarding the choice of career, the institution and especially about the expectations regarding their professional future, where the quality of their training will prevail. for job placement. The general objective was to determine the student's expectations about their university training in the Obstetrics career of the Instituto “Dr. Andrés Barbero” in San Lorenzo-Paraguay in 2018. The study had an observational, descriptive, cross-sectional and quantitative approach design. The original population was 253 students, but the sample was all students enrolled (25) in the first year. The method used was the interview, the technique a survey, and the instrument a printed questionnaire. With the approval of the highest authority, the study subjects were contacted in order to collect the information. The data were loaded into Excel, and analyzed with EPIINFO 7.2 using descriptive statistics. Almost all of them corresponded to women between the ages of 17 and 19, just over half were of urban origin, and less than half had a nuclear family. Regarding motivation, just under half entered the Instituto “Dr. Andrés Barbero” for personal reasons, opted for a career in Obstetrics for professional reasons and regarding the expectations of the students about their university training, personal reasons predominated.

Palabras clave : Expectations; students; university education.

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