Revista médica de Chile
versión impresa ISSN 0034-9887
ACADEMIA CHILENA DE MEDICINA. Comité de Educación Superior. Current Status of Medical Education in Chile. Rev. méd. Chile [online]. 2009, vol.137, n.5, pp.709-712. ISSN 0034-9887. http://dx.doi.org/10.4067/S0034-98872009000500017.
The Chilean Academy of Medicine published a "Report on the Current Status of Medical Education in Chile". This report reviews the history of medical education in this country and its close relationship with the Health Care System, public and private; highlights the main changes that took place during the last 25 years in superior and medical education; provides information on the 26 currently existing Medical Schools; refers to the availability of medical doctors and specialists; discusses the mechanisms that control the quality of institutions involved and their programs; and summarizes the results of the Annual National Medical Examination. The members of the Committee on Superior Education of the Academy provided a critical analysis of medical education in Chile and recommendations on how to improve it. Revista Médica de Chile reproduces the Summary, Conclusions and Recommendations. The complete document (in Spanish) can be accessed freely at www.institutodechile.cl .
Palabras clave : Delivery of Health Care; Education, medical, undergraduate; Internship and Residency.