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Access and retention policies for indigenous people in Brazilian federal medical schools: mapping and experiences

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Author(s):
Luna, Willian Fernandes [1] ; Teixeira, Karla Caroline [2] ; de Lima, Giovana Kharfan [2]
Total Authors: 3
Affiliation:
[1] Univ Fed Sao Carlos Ufscar, Dept Med, Rodovia Washington Luis, Km 235, BR-13565905 Sao Carlos, SP - Brazil
[2] Univ Fed Sao Carlos, Dept Med, Grad Curso Med, Sao Carlos, SP - Brazil
Total Affiliations: 2
Document type: Journal article
Source: Interface (Botucatu); v. 25, 2021.
Web of Science Citations: 0
Abstract

Higher education in Brazil is known by being restricted to a privileged group, excluding the indigenous people. In the two last decades, affirmative action policies were developed to allow members of indigenous peoples access to Medical courses. In order to scan the students’ experience at Federal Universities, the study developed a quantitative and qualitative exploratory research. A group of 192 indigenous students were identified in 43 medical schools during 2019. Fourteen schools were visited, and 24 indigenous medical students held narrative interviews. The thematic subject analyses, showed two categories: Access to medical school; Policies of retention in the institutions. The students’ experiences at the campuses may contribute to their permanence in the courses, overcoming the invisibility and providing opportunities to reach the indigenous people expectations regarding the medical career. (AU)

FAPESP's process: 19/24876-9 - The experiences of indigenous students in public medical courses in Brazil
Grantee:Karla Caroline Teixeira
Support type: Scholarships in Brazil - Scientific Initiation
FAPESP's process: 19/24863-4 - The experiences of indigenous students in public Medical courses in Brazil
Grantee:Giovana Kharfan de Lima
Support type: Scholarships in Brazil - Scientific Initiation
FAPESP's process: 19/09426-7 - The experiences of indigenous students in public medical courses in Brazil
Grantee:Eliana Goldfarb Cyrino
Support type: Regular Research Grants