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Educación Médica

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CANDAUDAP-ORTEGA, M.. The hidden curriculum in medical training: The case of sub-specialty in Plastic, Reconstructive and Aesthetic Surgery. Educ. méd. [online]. 2010, vol.13, n.2, pp.101-105. ISSN 1575-1813.

Introduction. The medical education is a necessity because they are the professionals who will solve our problems. Therefore, the physician must choose a specialty, the study became more prominent postgraduate training in medicine. In 1994 the University Council approved the Single Plan for Medical Specializations (PUEM), but since the thirties the sub-specialty in Plastic Surgery, Cosmetic and Reconstructive was introduced in public health hospitals. The PUEM established purposes are influenced by informal practices that are engaged in any educational process, allowing learning regulated by the hidden curriculum. Subjects and methods. To know that influence the informal practices in the sub-specialty, an observational, prospective and descriptive of a group of residents in the specialty. Results and conclusions. After a year of observation of residents, talks and a survey of nine questions, they knew that the doctors asked to prepare a basis in education, as may best support. Therefore, you must create a curriculum that ensures the smooth function of the tutorial, to be of adequate guidance to residents in both the academic aspect as in the surgery, and thus benefit from the experience of physicians basis for their desire to serve Mexicans.

Keywords : Curriculum; Informal education; Practice; Resident; Training; Tutorial role.

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