Actividad laboral de médicos egresados de la Universidad de Chile generaciones 2007 a 2010: análisis según sede y año de egreso.

Patricia Vargas, Johnny Acevedo, Nancy López, Leonardo Urrutia, Belén Cortés, Daniela Sandoval


Background: The University promotes practices and values that influence their students in the pursuit of their occupational interests. Aim: To determine working activity features of medical graduates from the University of Chile and their relationship with undergraduate characteristics. Material and methods: Medical graduates of the University of Chile were invited to complete a survey using a virtual server. The survey collected demographic, socioeconomic, work and guild characteristics. Undergraduate data, as campus and graduation years were obtained. Results: The survey was completed by 333 physicians (167 men) aged 29 ± 2 years, graduated from 2007 to 2010. Ninety four percent had a paid work, 59% were employed in public hospitals and 28% in primary care health centers. The predominant type of work activity was performed in the public health service (55%), while 17% worked in private health services. Activity in public health services or primary care were significantly associated with the pursuit of undergraduate clinical activities in specific campuses of the University. Conclusions: The employment rate of medical graduates was high. Differences observed by graduation campus and type of work may be due to the modeling that students receive from teachers.

Palabras clave

Employment; Private practice; Public health

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