Loreto Leiva

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BACKGROUND Since 2000, the medical school of the Catholic University of Chile (EMUC) has offered courses for its faculty as part of a Diploma in Medical Education (DEM). However by 2009, 41% of faculty had never taken any courses. AIM To explore the reasons why faculty choose not to participate in these courses. MATERIAL AND METHODS Semi-structured(More)
BACKGROUND Home visiting is effective for the promotion and prevention of mother-child health in other countries, especially in vulnerable populations such as pregnant teenagers. AIM To evaluate the association between receiving a home visiting program during pregnancy and child development during the first year of life, maternal mental health, perception(More)
Sera from individuals in an area of Haiti endemic for Mansonella ozzardi were analyzed for reactivity to antigens of Brugia pahangi, Dirofilaria immitis, Mansonella llewellyni or Ascaris lumbricoides using either an enzyme-linked immunosorbent assay or an indirect immunofluorescent antibody test. IgM and IgG reactivity to all antigens was observed with sera(More)
BACKGROUND In medical education there has been increasing emphasis on faculty development programs aimed at the professionalization of teaching and increasing students' learning. However, these programs have been shown to have an impact beyond improvement in teaching skills. The medical school of the Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile (EMUC) has been(More)
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