Perfiles de egreso de las carreras de medicina en Chile

Mario Parada, María I Romero, Fabián Moraga


Background: The professional profile of health care professionals should incorporate recommendations of international agencies and adapt to the local conditions of each country. Aim: To conduct a qualitative analysis of Medical Graduate Profiles of universities grouped in the Chilean Association of Medicine Faculties (ASOFAMECH), characterizing its Social Focus, Humanist Approach, Social and Communication Skills. Material and methods: Documentary analysis of profiles published on the respective web pages, using Atlas Ti software, establishing emerging categories and subcategories. These profiles were compared with the recommendations of the Pan-American Health Organization. Results: Data in Social Focus suggests that although community issues are a common element, the work in primary health and health promotion are rarely included. The Humanist Approach is addressed more commonly than the Social Focus, emphasizing humanization of care, ethical and religious values. Although, social and communication skills are scarcely acknowledged, those mentioned are teamwork and leadership role. Conclusions: There is a marked heterogeneity in the information declared and universities have not fully incorporated the recommendations of international organizations.

Palabras clave

Education, Medical; Primary health care; Schools, medical; Undergraduate

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