[Minimum requirements for the establishment of medical schools. Division of human resources and investigation. PAHO/WHO].

  • Published 1979 in Educación médica y salud

Abstract

This paper was presented as a reference document for the Working Group on the subject that met at Salvador, Bahia, Brazil, in December 1977, for the purpose of analyzing the recommendations presented in the report on Basic Principles for the Development of Medical Education in Latin America and the Caribbean Area, and to consider the proposed alternative ways of implementing them. It provides an introduction to each of the main topics that were to be considered by the Working Group, namely: socioeconomic aspects, health practices and the training of medical manpower; the inter-relations between the educational process and health services; institutional and program characteristics of institutions that produce physicians. It also refers to the efforts that have been going forward in the last few years in some physician-training centers, in the form of innovative projects for the teaching of medicine, including early participation of the student in the health practice and his incorporation into the various levels of care; the development of processes for the integration of teaching and service, and, in some cases, of teaching, service, and research; interdisciplinary coordination; the striking of a balance between the biological and social sciences; and further emphasis on study of the social sciences in their applications to the health-illness process.

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@article{1979MinimumRF, title={[Minimum requirements for the establishment of medical schools. Division of human resources and investigation. PAHO/WHO].}, author={}, journal={Educación médica y salud}, year={1979}, volume={13 3}, pages={259-73} }