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Anales de la Facultad de Ciencias Médicas (Asunción)

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CUENCA, Osmar  and  FACULTAD DE CIENCIAS MEDICAS UNA. Comisión Local de Clínicas - Proyecto de Innovación Curricular et al. CONSTRUCTION OF THE GRADUATE PROFILE OF CLINICAL CYCLE. An. Fac. Cienc. Méd. (Asunción) [online]. 2016, vol.49, n.1, pp.65-84. ISSN 1816-8949.

ABSTRACT This research was conducted as part of the Curricular Project Innovation, with the need of building a graduate profile in the clinical cycle or subjects, to then make the profile of the graduate of the Faculty of Medical Science at the National University of Asunción (FCM-UNA). We were building it through articles, documents and relevant actors within and outside the institution, enabling the contribution in building a proposal that optimizes the university education of medical students. As university teachers we have found a series of problems related to both the isolation of the disciplines that are used in totally independent way hindering an integrated learning for students, as the little training in management, research and the need for a thorough study and better inter-human relationship with patients and with colleagues. This would be appropriate to address the teaching and learning and the profile of a doctor according to the social, cultural, political and economic development needs. Our objective was to analyze and interpret documents and perception of stakeholders regarding the medical training, that allow to provide data that would give a proposal of the clinical cycle, integrated and relevant through a qualitative design with a comprehensive focus. A review of articles was used to gather information, which seek the profile of other medical universities, both MERCOSUR and International. focus groups were conducted in teachers, patients and graduated from the FCM-UNA. It was also used interviews with employers from the private, public and social security sectors. Subsequently, the process of content analysis was performed with interpretive interest. As for the results obtained we can say that the clinical graduate must meet certain clinical competence, including good relationship with patients, relatives and their own colleagues and support staff. It should also be noted some actors agree in communicative interaction and also to incorporate advanced technology, continuous updating on the disciplinary knowledge and research, social contextualized training and to address the health needs of the population. A convergent expressed demand is the consideration of management as part of the physician performance, also, in the dimension of social responsibility, patients, alumni and employers; they reveal the need to train physicians with humanistic sense, committed to the project of social justice and ethics, warn against the commodification of the medical act as a regulator of the doctor-patient relationship, among others. An important finding of the research was the appearance of two demanded dimensions in the medical training such as teaching. Key Words: graduate profile, social responsibility.

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