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Educación Médica

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RODES, Juan. The experience of the Hospital Clinic of Barcelona: Integration Medical School-IDIBAPS- University Hospital. Educ. méd. [online]. 2007, vol.10, n.4, pp.08-14. ISSN 1575-1813.

Translational research is a new discipline which incorporates aspects from both basic science and clinical investigation. As a result it requires training and resources which are not always available in laboratories or clinical departments. For this reason institutions which combine both clinical and basic research, such as universities, basic science centres and major hospitals, are the ideal institutions to perform this type of research. Over the past 40 years, Hospital Clinic in Barcelona, have been significant with the most marked changes in the following areas; the creation of clinical units which replaced the former cathedrae, the availability of grants for post residents, sabbaticals, the Foundation Clinic for Biomedical Investigation and finally the inauguration of IDIBAPS, Institut d'investigacions Biomediques August Pi y Sunyer. During more recent years the hospital has undergone major re-organization dividing it into Institutes and Centres. The scientific production of the past few years has continued to grow, not just in the number of articles published but also the number of articles published in high ranking Journals. Results show that IDIBAPS equals some of the best research and investigational institutions in the western world.

Keywords : Clinical research; basic research; translational research; Research Institutes; University hospitals.

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