2003, Number 4
Salud Mental 2003; 26 (4)
Profile of the resident at the Instituto Nacional de Psiquiatría Ramón de la Fuente (INP, National Institute of Psychiatry)
López RJ, Vargas TB, Heinze MG
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Objective: To describe the academic profile of psychiatry residents of the INP on admission and according to their postgraduate studies.
Method: We selected all the students who entered the psychiatry specialty at the INP from 1990 up to 1999. Eighty-six files were revised using a questionnaire to investigate some variables. Frecuencies and graduation rate were calculated.
Results: Average age at admission to the INP was 26.8 years (DS = 2.8); 66.27% were men and 33.72%, women; 80% were single. The overall average obtained at Medicine School was 8.6 (DS = 0.6); 51% came from Mexico City universities; 42% came from others states and 7% were from foreign universities; 58% continued their studies after the residence course; 83% reported at least a published work, 10% had 1 to 5, and 5% had 6 to 10 works.
Conclusions: The INP is characterized by the quality of its residents, which is reflected in the first places obtained at the National Exam, as well as in the final exam of the specialty. Likewise, more than 50% continued their studies in postgraduate programs and more than 80% had published a scientific work. In Mexico, psychiatrists approval and re-approval has caused interest in research; now the challenge is to call the attention of the psychiatry resident to get involved in investigation projects.
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