SIMED-New Doc course, a matter of reflection

SIMED-New Doc course, a matter of reflection


  • Giuseppe Stirparo SIMED (Società Italiana di Medicina e Divulgazione Scientifica), Parma (Italy); Faculty of Medicine, School of Public Health, University of Vita-Salute San Raffaele, Milan, (Italy).
  • Daniele Solla SIMED (Società Italiana di Medicina e Divulgazione Scientifica), Parma (Italy); Faculty of Medicine, School of Public Health, University of Vita-Salute San Raffaele, Milan, (Italy).
  • Luca Gambolò SIMED (Società Italiana di Medicina e Divulgazione Scientifica), Parma (Italy); University of Parma, Parma, (Italy).
  • Lorenzo Bellini SIMED (Società Italiana di Medicina e Divulgazione Scientifica), Parma (Italy); Faculty of Medicine, School of Public Health, University of Vita-Salute San Raffaele, Milan, (Italy).
  • Luca Mantovanelli SIMED (Società Italiana di Medicina e Divulgazione Scientifica), Parma (Italy); University of Parma, Parma, (Italy).
  • Martino Trapani ASST Rhodense, Public Health Division, Garbagnate Hospital, Milan, (Italy).
  • Fabrizio Ernesto Pregliasco Department of Biomedical Sciences for Health, University of Milan, Milan, (Italy).
  • Leopoldo Sarli University of Parma, Department of Medicine and Surgery, Parma, (Italy).
  • Carlo Signorelli School of Medicine, University Vita-Salute San Raffaele, Milan, (Italy).


Medical Education, Newly Qualified Doctors, Medical Training


Background and aim: Obtaining a degree in medicine in Italy qualifies for the medical profession; this fact has entailed a newly qualified doctor’s remarkable involvement on the medical activities of the National Health Service, especially during the Covid-19 pandemic. It is important to understand the knowledge of the newly qualified doctors and to create specific courses oriented to them. The aim of the study is to evaluate the impact of a peer learning course for the students who attend the last year of medicine school, with the purpose of defining the formal requests to integrate on the course. Methods: A pre and post qualitative research has been carried out on SIMED-NEWDOC course. The course consisted on peer teaching lectures, as lecturers were resident doctors part of SIMED board. At the end of the course it has been submitted a survey to the participants, and data has been analyzed. Results: The students enrolled were 139, the average of the participants was 27% of the registered. A qualitative evaluation questionnaire was submitted, the responses were 32 (86%). Average age was 25. Participants attending the last year of medicine school were 30 (95%). 40% of them declared to have attended at least 5 lessons. Among the course participants, 96% judged the course as very useful. Conclusions: All questionnaire results are useful to reflect on future projects. It is necessary to implement further educational projects to better understand the phenomenon, considering the positive impact that participants declared.

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How to Cite

Stirparo G, Solla D, Gambolò L, Bellini L, Mantovanelli L, Trapani M, et al. SIMED-New Doc course, a matter of reflection. Acta Biomed [Internet]. 2023 Feb. 13 [cited 2024 Jul. 15];94(1):e2023035. Available from: