OBJECTIVE: to evaluate clinical skills indicators (CSI) with summarized real clinical cases (SRCC) by two generations of pregraduates interns. METHODS: with a descriptive survey design 430 SRCC were elaborated according to the CSI: risk factors, clinical diagnosis, laboratory and x-ray diagnosis, commission and omission iatrogenesis procedures, therapeutics, nosology and peer critical medical actions. An evaluation scale for the clinical cases included: a relationship with the clinical experience, and the CSI selected. The final evaluation was considered as adequate or inadequate and was performed independently by three medical social service students. RESULTS: except for family medicine, the SRCC were related to the clinical experience of the students. A 62 % of the total was considered as adequate. The CSI assessed were related to risk factors (18 %), clinical diagnosis (32 %), omission and commission iatrogenesis (9 %), laboratory and x-ray diagnosis resources (16 %), therapeutics (17 %), nosology (9 %) and a critical to peer medical actions (3 %). CONCLUSIONS: the SRCC patients studied from different points of view by the interns included the CSI. Therefore, this action is advisable for the improvement of the patients' clinical approach.
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