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Bautista-Molano, Wilson
Revista Med, vol. 22, núm. 1, enero-junio, 2014, pp. 6-7
Universidad Militar Nueva Granada
Bogotá, Colombia
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Wilson Bautista-Molano MD, PhD (c)
Teaching Postgraduate Medical UMNG - Central Military Hospital. Co-editor of Journal UMNG
Medicine Faculty Med. Sanitas International Organization Rheumatologist
Define exactly what is excellence in the area of health
and more specifically in Medicine is a challenge. Since
its inception, the practice of medicine has been based on
humanism with a great dedication to try to alleviate or
cure the condition of men. In this context play a key role
not only health systems in each country, but also univer-
sities, who are responsible for the formation of human
resources in health parameters and demands that this
process requires. Its strategic objective is to train profes-
sionals with a sound scientific, technical and humanistic
The challenge for universities in their efforts to train doc-
tors and other health professionals, it is still superior as it
takes place in the context of the era of globalization and
the generation of new technologies. Medical University
committed to society in the formation and development
of human resources in health needs, is responsible along
with the scientific training of students, to contribute to the
formation and development of values that should charac-
terize health professionals in our country, in accordance
with the ethical and humanistic principles committed to
the epidemiological needs of the country. This ultimately
will lead to excellence in competence and performance of
these professionals.
Therefore, medical practice requires an ethical commit-
ment aimed at providing quality care, always putting the
patient’s interests. Modern medicine uses today a new
model of clinical practice: evidence-based medicine (EBM)
to the traditional model, based solely on experience and
empirical knowledge. EBM promotes go to the best re-
search studies as a tool for daily clinical practice. Surge
in the twentieth century to enter the statistical and epide-
miological studies in medical practice and has been deve-
loped as tools to enable review and critical evaluation of
the scientific literature. The doctor, and know to run and
perform certain techniques, should have access to this in-
formation and be able to interpret it critically. If it joins the
playability and critical analysis of the current context of the
patient based on clinical findings, is on track to achieve
excellence. The good doctor uses both clinical and MBE
master, because none alone is sufficient. The combination
of care, research and teaching, and practice medicine as
a vocation of service is the way that leads to excellence.
Managers of university medical education should attempt
to direct the training of future physicians towards profes-
sional excellence. It sometimes encourages students to
focus on obtaining satisfactory grades, and no emphasis
on learning is done. Thus, studying to pass and not to
know, away enormously from the fundamental goal: ex-
cellence in medicine. It is therefore necessary to stimulate
the need for students to delve into topics through books,
magazines and the use of databases, ie, to study to know,
not just to pass. And in this case, liability is joint and is
for students and teachers. Education should be based on
the acquisition of skills by students during the undergra-
duate understanding as such the set of knowledge, skills
and attitudes that the student must have acquired , so that
allows achieving an excellent medical practice, appropria-
te to social and epidemiological context in which they de-
velop. It is essential to coordinate the relationship between
educational institutions (medical schools) and health care
institutions (hospitals and clinics), involved in all stages of
medical training.
Universities, and within medical schools in the country,
have a critical challenge related to the proper implemen-
tation of existing curricula to respond adequately to the
principles of excellence in medicine. This system involves
first teacher - teacher , but also and in greater proportion
to the student, who happens to be a taxable person to be
fully active , involved in self-learning that is going to requi-
re more effort and dedication. In this context the service
vocation becomes more important and is related to the
attitude or disposition of the individual to perform their
work, in this case the student’s inclination to engage in all
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activities to be played as a student and later as a doctor.
Similarly, teaching through the integration of knowledge
and the generation of academic spaces that encourage dis-
cussions and debates that make the student participates,
will focus the talent and skills of each of them to reach the
common goal which is excellence.
Finally, the teacher - student duo should be dynamic, inte-
ractive, proactive and flexible. The teacher - teacher must
get to know your child and should be a must not only
knowledge, but also the attitudes, skills, abilities and skills
counselor. Obviously must awaken, stimulate and guide
the student’s critical - analytical research attitude and /
or performance; with a view to once out of college, he
acquired those tools facilitate excellence. All this must be
framed within the concept of humanism should also inclu-
de cultural aspects related to other areas of knowledge, in
order to maintain the integrity of the human being [is not
good just knowing medicine]. In short, society demands
a quality medical practice and as actors in the system are
all in the need to achieve excellence in the practice of
Bautista-Molano, W.