"Objective and Structured Clinical Examination" (ECOE)
By: Neylin Calderón
Representatives of the National Autonomous University of Nicaragua (UNAN-León) personally delivered the results of the Objective and Structured Clinical Examination (ECOE) to students in the sixth year of URACCAN's Intercultural Medicine career at the Bilwi campus.
Intercultural Medicine students were excited and encouraged to continue improving for the quality of education and patient care, "the first time this is being done and it is a privilege for us and I hope it will continue to be done in the coming years because it has helped us to know our weaknesses , to strengthen us and to know what to improve every day," said student John Goff.
In this regard, Dr. José Adán Amaya, representative of the medical faculty of UNAN-León exposed the students, who, the results of these tests were done in conjunction with a team of work of both UNAN and URACCAN, "we evaluate medical skills, interrogation, physical examination, diagnosis treatment, interpretation of exams, procedure and what corresponds to prevention and promotion of health" Exposed.
Dr. Ivania López, coordinator of the area of Health Sciences, explained to students this process of presenting the results were initially presented to the rector of URACCAN, Dr. Alta Hooker, "then with academic secretariat, now with you and these tests are important because we can see all the strengths that students have in terms of patient care , but at the same time see where you have some weaknesses and be able to overcome," Lopez emphasized.
In 2019, the first 10 years of the academic offer of this career were completed, its review process has been constant during this period that forms doctors who are knowledgeable of Western medicine but who understand the traditional medicine of the peoples of the Caribbean Coast.