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Revista del Instituto de Medicina Tropical

versão impressa ISSN 1996-3696


GONZALEZ-ESCOBAR, Jessica María et al. Prevalence of Burnout Syndrome in Medical Students. Rev. Inst. Med. Trop. [online]. 2020, vol.15, n.2, pp.13-18. ISSN 1996-3696.


The Burnout syndrome in medical students describes a state of exhaustion, disappointment and loss of interest in student activity.


To analyze the incidence Burnout syndrome among medical students.


A cross-sectional study in which information was obtained from a questionnaire applied to students from the 1st to 4th year of the course of Medicine of the International University Three Frontiers - UNINTER-PY.


6% of the students do not have symptoms of the syndrome, 40% have the possibility of developing it, 42% present an early stage of the syndrome, 9% find the syndrome installed and 3% are in exhaustion phase. A higher percentage of the presence of symptoms was observed among the second and tree year students


It is perceived that a considerable percentage of medical students present early symptoms of Burnout syndrome, therefore there is need to better understand the causes of this and thus be able to help in the prevention of Burnout syndrome.

Palavras-chave : Burnout; medical students; exhaustion.

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