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BRANCO, Patricia Ingrisani  and  PAN, Miriam Aparecida Graciano de Souza. Conversation circles: a statement by the educational psychology in the school of medicine. Psicol. teor. prat. [online]. 2016, vol.18, n.3, pp. 156-167. ISSN 1516-3687.

Medical education can be crossed by great emotional pressure and suffering, which in most cases are not shared due to high demands present throughout the academic environment. In this context, Educational Psychology is summoned to develop strategies that contribute to improving the quality of medical academic permanency. This article evaluates a psychological practice, conducted with a group of eight medical students through conversation circles based on dialogism and exotopy, Bakhtinian assumptions. The assessment carried out by the participants themselves, pointed out that the conversation circles contributed to the change of the meanings attributed to the group's high demands and the way they respond to them. The shift from individual self-analyses to institutional analysis was enabled contributing to the reduction of tension and high self-expectation. Collective actions also resulted from student engagement.

Keywords : educational psychology; medicine; suffering; student engagement; conversation circles.

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