Encuesta sobre la enseñanza de las ciencias básicas preclínicas en las escuelas de medicina de América Latina
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In a survey on the teaching of the basic medical sciences in Latin America, data were obtained from 68 of the 82 schools of medicine in which the basic medical sciences were being taught in 1957. The survey has as its objectives the collection and analysis of data, and the use of such data by the schools to compare with those from other schools and to serve as a reference point for similar studies in the futureExcept for a few schools, the number of students admitted per school per year was not excessive, the median being 65 students. The number of admission in 47 of the 67 schools was 100 or less. No attempt was made to study the relationship between the number of students and university facilities but, even when data on enrollment and admissions alone are considered, it is evident that in some schools the limitations in these facilities, especially in the basic medical sciences, could have an adverse effect on the educational process. In 16 schools the ratio of applicants to admission is one, varied from 1 to 4 in 34 schools and was 5 or more in 16 others with a median of 1.8 applications per admission for 66 schoolsThe hours of instruction in the basic medical sciences received by each student varied between 773 and 3,540 with a median of 2,069 hours in the 68 schools of medicine. Of the 40 schools that supplied data on the hours of instruction for the entire curriculum, 20 dedicated ...(AU)Incluye Anexo I c on lista de las Escuelas de Medicina en América Latina y Anexo II - Número de Escuelas por país
Survey on the teaching of the basic medical sciences in Latin American medical schools
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