Name of the activity: FarmaTab

Country/NMO: Colombia (ASCEMCOL)

Program: Teaching Medical Skills

Contact information: [email protected]

Type of the activity: Education. Education on health issues for specific societal groups, either in the form of projects (set of tasks for a certain group over a fixed period of time), events (something notable that happens) or conferences (form meeting about ideas related to a particular topic, usually over several days).

General description:

The activity is based on pharmacological skills, and relate medical activities, scientific knowledge and critical thinking, obtaining skills that guide to develop fictitious clinical cases to prepare a near future as a professional doctor. Based on 4 pillars of systems (mental, cardiovascular, pediatrics, and antibiotics) is expected to address more than 100 drugs with their pharmacological properties, interactions, adverse reactions and doses. Within FarmaTab is expected to get support from professionals who give scientific updates on treatments, subject revisions in correlations to relevant pathologies.

Focus area:

Pharmacology skills

Problem statement:

A survey was carried out at the national level in ASCEMCOL, in which LOMEs and local presidents participated; they were asked about weaknesses in their academic curriculum, to which the majority answered a deficit in pharmacological skills for different circumstances (difficulty in learning medications, dose calculations, indications, etc …). Being the pharmacological skills base of any good patient medical relationship, and to exercise a good medical work, the FarmaTab activity is created.

Target groups:

General population, Medical students, Healthcare Students, Doctors, Other health professionals


General population, Medical students, Healthcare Students, Doctors, Other health professionals

Objectives and indicators of success:

-Provide medical knowledge and easy access for all those who need it, through technical dossiers of medicines, publishing 2 a week throughout the year of management, waiting for a total of 100 or more medications.

-By publishing two medications a week, and every 15 days (every 4 medications published), a medical trivia will be performed per instagram of ASCEMCOL, which will have an average of 3-6 questions.

-Using groups of whatsapp and socrative or Kahoot type platforms, through clinical cases, one per week throughout the management, encourage the critical and analytical thinking of medical students and health professionals.

-Through videoconferences, it is expected to be able to update in treatment with respect to pathologies relevant to the morbidity and mortality of the country to be treated, in this case Colombia. Not confirmed, to achieve endorse the activity, will be reported by mail.


-We will publish two medication technical sheets per week during the entire management process with respect to 4 basic systems (Pediatrics, Antibiotics, Mental and Cardiovascular), it is expected to have 100 or more technical sheets that are easy to use for anyone who needs them. The topics and bibliographic review will be distributed among the 38 local associations that make up the ASCEMCOL, and will be designed on 4 basis formats already established and approved. As advisers to this activity, we will have Dr. Juan Manuel Perez, pharmacologist at the University of Manizales and David Bedoya, microbiologist at the University of Antioquia, who will be responsible for reviewing each image and the information contained therein.

Plans for evaluation:

In relation to the technical files, the impact will be evaluated by means of the medical trivia and the clinical cases already described, in this way we can evaluate the knowledge and criteria of those related to the health area, obtaining information of the success with respect to to the expected impact

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