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Trejo-Mejía J, Estrada-Salgado D, Peña-Balderas J, Garnica-García J, Angeles-Cruz R, Díaz-Reyes J, Salinas-Velasco R, Luis-Hernández R
Challenges in Teaching of Undergraduate Family Medicine: The Case of Mexico
Arch Med Fam 2005; 7 (3)

Language: Español
References: 26
Page: 109-116
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The Academic Internship Program for medical students must be revised and modified regularly to be updated with the health problems of Mexico, and we should implement new teaching models that allow for fortification of medical education. There are important challenges inherent in the teaching of undergraduate Family Medicine, such as time devoted to teaching in a global world with an increased number of students and with increasing institutional costs so that research efforts are limited. The tutorial focus implies real and imaginary obstacles; thus, we are required to make the experience meaningful for the students to foster progressive responsibility in them for something that will stimulate them to study patient problems to resolve them always under the supervision, consultancy, and feedback of their professors. Self-directed learning is essential as a responsible attitude in the search for the highest quality of medical care for patients. The Structured Objective Clinical Examination as formative assessment is very useful and it should be generalized during the medical student’s clinical years.

Key words: Family Medicine, Medical Education, Undergraduate Family Medicine.


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