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Master Thesis

Les séries télévisées médicales : opinion des étudiants en médecine de Rennes

Abstract : Introduction: Medical series have multiplied on television in a significant way. American and Anglo-Saxon literature on the subject is also rich and provides many interesting elements on the influence of these series on viewers as well as health professionals, especially medical students. It therefore seemed very interesting to us to assess, with Rennes medical students, their opinion on medical series.Objective: To assess the exposure to medical series of Rennes students and to know if this could disrupt their approach to their art and do arise or exaggerate the internal contradictions of the reasoning that medical students may have on the reality of their future profession: idealization, caricature, skepticism, disenchantment, ethical dead ends, etc. ? Method: Quantitative and single-center study among 2nd to 6th year medical students in Rennes. A questionnaire from Google Form was sent to the various promotions. It consisted of 29 closed questions and a single open question. The results were anonymous. Data collected between May and June 2020 with a single relaunch. Descriptive analysis question by question then crossed with the different variables. A chi-square test (BiostatTGV software) was carried out on certain variables, certain results of which caught our attention. Results: 449 students answered the questionnaire. 91% watch medical series, nearly half of which at least once a week. 76% of students looked at Grey's Anatomy, 70% Dr House, 41% Good Doctor, 38% Hippocrates, 19% Scrubs and Emergencies. The students find a clear discrepancy with reality at 86% on the prowess of technical gestures, 84% on diagnostic speed, 68% on obedience and respect for instructions, 62% on lack of discretion regarding medical data. 89% of students believe that medical series are of interest for studying ethical issues, 96% to play a role in "choosing" to enroll in PACES. 32% to play a role in "their choice" to enroll in PACES, 71% to play a role in the choice to enroll in a future specialty and 73% believe that medical series have a positive effect on performance Conclusion: Obvious interest and frequency of exposure of Rennes students to medical series. Do not underestimate the influence of these series on the desire to enroll in PACES and to find identifying models. Students are not, however, fooled by scriptwriting subterfuge and intercountry differences. It discusses the interest of a French series and its more credible, realistic character with an educational effect by highlighting the French hospital system and certain hardly visible professions as well as ethical issues that can be discussed by students during seminars by example.
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Thomas Stefani. Les séries télévisées médicales : opinion des étudiants en médecine de Rennes. Sciences du Vivant [q-bio]. 2021. ⟨dumas-03543647⟩



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