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Andrew Van Wieren, Lindsay Palazuelos, Patrick F Elliott, Jafet Arrieta, Hugo Flores, Daniel Palazuelos
BACKGROUND: The Mexican mandatory year of social service following medical school, or pasantía, is designed to provide a safety net for the underserved. However, social service physicians (pasantes) are typically unpracticed, unsupervised, and unsupported. Significant demotivation, absenteeism, and underperformance typically plague the social service year. OBJECTIVE: Compañeros en Salud (CES) aimed to create an education-support package to turn the pasantía into a transformative learning experience...
2014: Global Health Action
A Ríos, A López-Navas, M A Ayala, M J Sebastián, L Martínez-Alarcón, E J Ramírez, G Muñoz, A Camacho, A López-López, J S Rodríguez, M A Martínez, A Nieto, P Ramírez, P Parrilla
INTRODUCTION: The attitudes of specialist physicians toward organ donation and transplantation are of great interest because promotion of this activity depends on them. Our objective was to analyze the attitudes of residents in health centers in Spain (MIR) and in Mexico (ENARM). MATERIALS AND METHODS: A random stratified sample was obtained in six teaching hospitals: two in Spain (n = 246) and four in Mexico (n = 139) as part of the International Collaborative Program "Proyecto Donante, Murcia...
January 2010: Transplantation Proceedings
Javier de la Garza-Aguilar
INTRODUCTION: At the end of the XXth century, collegiate efforts (evaluation and accreditation) were carried out to identify the quality of undergraduate medical education in Mexico. The growth of medical schools during the 1970's had stabilized and the combination of other factors had contributed to increase its quality. MATERIAL AND METHODS: Analytic-descriptive research of selected indicators of the medical curricula from the sixties to the year 2000: entry, enrollment, and drop out rates, graduates, title, selection by the national postgraduate exam of medical residences (ENARM), faculty members and creation of medical schools...
March 2005: Gaceta Médica de México
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