Medicine falls into the global ranking of university degrees

The Faculty of Medical Sciences of the National University of La Plata (UNLP), which appears in the internationally recognized ranking of university degrees, has slipped its positions this year with regard to the ranking it has received in 2022.

According to, La Plata faculty ranked Section 400-451 of the ranking last year. While in 2023 it continues to occupy square 451-500, thus resuming the place it occupied between 2018 and 2021.

According to the platform, the classification criteria for a medical degree include five factors: academic reputation, reputation as an employer, citations per article, H-index citations, and international search network.

Harvard, Oxford and Stanford lead the classification of the medical profession.

First in Latin America is the Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile (UC) in 96th place, followed by the National University of Mexico (UNAM) in 126th step and University of Buenos Aires (UBA) in 141st step.

Over the past few days, medicine has again been the focus of controversy over the decision to revise the study plan, by moving from an elective to a compulsory subject on intensive care, which appears in the fifth year (then you have to do the compulsory practice. The end).

Initially, in the academic community, surprising reactions were added to the decision to implement the change, starting this year. For some students, it was an offense for the change to begin to take its toll for those who already had a degree in progress.

Professor Arnado Dupin, a leading specialist, chair-chair and promoter of change, said he was also surprised. He told this newspaper that he was notified just over two weeks ago that the new plan would be in place. After that, he had to expedite the appointment of teachers to face committees, new classrooms and places in and out of Academic Headquarters 60 and 120.

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Overall, he was satisfied with the change, which goes in the direction of deepening training in an area that has received particular attention in the context of the Covid-19 pandemic. From various points in the medical world, there is a warning about the lack of professional therapists.

The college’s decision, which was voted on by the board in December, has finally been shelved. According to the academic community’s accounts, it was the reaction among students that prompted the deanship authorities to back down.

This image, in the midst of the return to face-to-face classes, was added to the complaints submitted by the same college due to the extension of the activities in a virtual format (three years) and the evaluation criteria for that educational scheme.


Specifically, last year there was an atmosphere of protest due to the repetition of pochaz on various topics, in the various sections of the march.

Then, while discussing the difficulties faced by the student body in meeting the requirements of the university, the college responded by criticizing the dean’s desk and chairs for the technical failures of the class portal.

And also to include subjects in tests that are not properly developed in those that have been taken.

In these years the College is experiencing echoes of a radical change in the training strategy: in 2015 at the request of a national law the qualifying admission course was withdrawn.

In this way, it has gone from about 400 participants per year to numbers closer to 8,000, according to its recent registration history. In the same way, the college doubled its total enrollment until it reached one-third of the total number of UNLP (a total of 17 colleges).

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