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Revista médica de Chile

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ROMAN A, Oscar. The new medical schools in Chile and their influence on the medical scenario. Rev. méd. Chile [online]. 2009, vol.137, n.8, pp. 1099-1104. ISSN 0034-9887.

There is concern about the possible consequences caused by the proliferation of private Medical Schools in Chile. Most of these schools have consolidated as health professional training centers, but its presence is changing the scenario of public health and medical profession. The most important consequence is the increase in the number of physicians that will occur, that may exceed the demand of the Chilean population and generate medical unemployment or emigration. There is also concern about the quality of the training process and the preparation and experience of teachers, that derives in the need for accreditation of medical schools. Private Universities are aware of these problems and are working on them. The struggle for clinical fields in the Public Health System has been regulated by an administrative norm of the Ministry of Health.

Palabras clave : Education; medical; undergraduate; Public health; Schools; Medical.

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