Rev Med Chil. 1992 Jan; 120(1): 76-80.
[Basis for changes in medical education]
Departamento de Medicina Interna, Facultad de Medicina, P Universidad CatÃ³lica de Chile, Santiago.
Medicine and medical education are going through a critical period due to a series of factors. Amongst them the explosion of knowledge and the progress in technology, and on the other hand the inefficiency of traditional medicine to cope with frequent and important health problems. We propose a medical education model based on a wider traditional model that incorporates social and psychological aspects of medicine emphasizing on prevention of disease and promotion of health. This model offers new methodological alternatives centered in the identification of problems, the acquisition of information and decision making, rather than in the storage of information.