Undergraduate teaching of internal medicine in a private hospital: Diez años de experiencia

C. Antonio Vukusich*, G. Ricardo Larrea, T. Mauricio Álamo, M. Juan Carlos Ponce, G. Gonzalo Valls, T. Claudio González, G. Francisco Bidegain, M. Marcos Gutiérrez, K. Mario Rivera, D. Ángel Vargas, M. Carlos Navarrete, R. Jonás Góngora, G. Luis Goldin, U. Cristian Varela, S. Pamela Bozzo, H. Rogelio Altuzarra

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Abstract

There is a 10 years teaching experience for fourth year medical students and interns in a Chilean private hospital. The students attend an eight weeks practical course. The interns rotate during 16 weeks by specialties and make shifts. The hospital structure with Clinical Services and Medical-Surgical departments facilitates the teaching process. There are approximately 30,000 admissions per year with a mean stay of 3.7 days, that allow the students to be in touch with patients with different diseases that are managed with updated technology. We emphasize the ethical and clinical management of concrete problems of patients, self learning and communication skills. The students evaluate their stay answering surveys and with semi structured interviews. Teaching is assessed by tutors and heads of departments, in clinical rounds, sometimes prepared by the students, by a thorough revision of problem oriented medical records and with practical and theoretical tests. The results of the program have been quite satisfactory for participants.

Translated title of the contributionUndergraduate teaching of internal medicine in a private hospital
Original languageSpanish
Pages (from-to)1105-1112
Number of pages8
JournalRevista Medica de Chile
Volume137
Issue number8
StatePublished - 2009

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