Dr. Pablo Badr, dean of the Faculty of Medicine at the United Nations University, underwent studies compass 24. The teacher and doctor, based on his contact with students and alumni, gave an account of how working in this city is different from other graduate homes.
“The medical degree at our university is quite new because it operates with a first-level care orientation, a lot of work is done at the community level and the student body is trained from the first day to the last day of the degree, and it is very professional,” indicated in the program “It’s not too late”.
Compare favorably the footprint of studies at UNS because in the medical universities of Buenos Aires or La Plata, for students, practice is an approach implemented at the end of the degree.
“One of the issues relates to the development of professional skills that we propose and develop from the university, but there is also an example of socialization where the student body, through contact with patients and professionals in the health system, knows in advance where they are going to present themselves as professionals; in fact, they know much more about it than they do. It happens to students of traditional professions who have communicated at the end of the courses.
Badr explained that they conducted a survey from the dean’s office to analyze the impact of the educational method and methodological foundations of the profession on the choice of graduates in the major and the place they will go to.
“What we found is that our graduates are more prepared to work in first-level care specialties than in clinical specialties. As an example nationally, 4 percent of graduates have chosen family medicine as a major. In our careers, that number has risen to 15 percent.”
The brigadier general considered that “there is no shortage of doctors,” but “their distribution is poor.”
Argentina has a rate of physicians per thousand inhabitants similar to Europe. In the Autonomous City we can see 17 doctors per thousand inhabitants and in Santiago del Estero 1.7 doctors per thousand inhabitants. From 2014 to the present, we’ve gone from 13 general medicine professions to 26 with a federal distribution, so much so that there are now a few provinces that don’t have a profession,” he said.