Socio-psychological portrait of a modern medical intern in a ten-year dynamics


  • V.V. Yekhalov Dnipro State Medical University, Dnipro, Ukraine
  • O.V. Kravets Dnipro State Medical University, Dnipro, Ukraine
  • D.A. Krishtafor Dnipro State Medical University, Dnipro, Ukraine



postgraduate education, medical interns, psychology, social behavior


We analyzed over 3,000 anonymous surveys of interns who studied the Emergency medicine course this year and 10 years ago. We were studying their psychological features and social behavior in ten-year dynamics. The main characteristics of representatives of generation Y in medicine were determined. Representatives of this generation need an individual personal approach, which would allow transforming the downsides of mosaic thinking, features of behavior and attitude to the educational process, modern passion for gadgets and manner of communication into positive qualities.


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