ERIC Number: ED060352
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1969-Mar
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La Seccion de Investigacion sobre Educacion Medica de la Facultad de Medicina de la Universidad National Autonoma de Mexico (The Medical Education Investigation Section of the School of Medicine of UNAM).
Campillo Sainz, Carlos; Alvarez, Tostado, Juan
This document is an English-language abstract (approximately 1,500 words) of a survey of Mexican medical education needs for the future. To plan for these needs, SISEM of UNAM was formed with the objectives of carrying out and promoting investigations in the different areas of medical education. It also wants to distribute the information resulting from these investigations. Another of its tasks is to help solve educational and administrative problems. Expanding the number of professors in medical schools is still another goal of the Medical Education Investigation Section. To reach these objectives, SISEM must obtain information on current medical education in Mexico. The procedures to be adopted by SISEM should include bibliographic revisions and explanatory and descriptive studies as a basis for the hypothesis to be tested. SISEM will also organize conferences and seminars. It will avoid centralization of authority. SISEM consists of specialists in preventive medicine, education, psychology, and the social sciences. It offers advice to professors interested in the investigation of medical education. One of the investigation projects was a study of the characteristics of first-year medical students. (Author/GDB)
Descriptors: Abstracts, Advisory Committees, Curriculum Development, Educational Objectives, Higher Education, Investigations, Medical Education, Medical Students, Surveys, Teaching Methods
Available in CEAS Abstract Series No. 1-4 (ED 060 227)
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Authoring Institution: National Autonomous Univ. of Mexico, Mexico City.