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MEDICINE IN COLOMBIA

Professional profile

The Medical Graduate is a professional of broad scientific and humanistic culture of inter and transdisciplinary, honest,
respectful and autonomous. He is a person who, through his professional and research capacities, permanently seeks
excellence, is committed to patients, colleagues, students and society. Consequently, it provides an example of self-care
for the achievement of good health and optimal behavior.

As a Physician, his practice is based on the inductive principles of Science, in such a way that the approach to the patient
and society reflects a deep and integrated knowledge of the ethical, biological, clinical, psychological, scientific, cultural
and social principles of the Medicine.

Action field

The field of action of medicine is derived in three main areas

Healthcare área:

Clinical attention to patients with multiple pathologies. These patients can be treated more efficiently in the field of internal
medicine more than the multiplicity of care by different specialists, which avoids the repetition of explorations, drug
interactions, cost containment, etc.

Attention to the most prevalent processes in the hospital environment. The acquired training allows to perform the role of
hospitalist doctor to attend the majority of hospitalized patients in the medical area, both as a trainer or coordinator of
other specialists and professionals.

Teaching área:

The integral training of the internist requires the acquisition of knowledge that enables him to develop teaching tasks. The
learning of how to teach others the contents of their specialty is based precisely on their clinical procedure and be
prepared to collaborate in the global training of undergraduate students or even their peers and other health
professionals, also promoting ethical and ethical aspects .

Research área:

During the training, the internist must begin in the knowledge of the methodology of the investigation:

It must be attracted by the generation of new knowledge through search or creation of these.

Must know how to critically evaluate the scientific literature.

You must acquire the necessary tools to carry out a research study, be it interventional or observational; be able to design
a study, perform data collection and analyze them, elaborate discussions and conclusions. This area allows for additional
training to be trained in a specific area of research.

Schedule

The average hours of work vary according to the specialty of the doctor. For example, dermatologists have an average
work week of 45.5 hours, while pediatricians average 54.0 hours per week, according to a study conducted by the Journal
of the American Medical Association in 2003. anesthesiologists and obstetricians are tied for the longest average work
week of 61.0 hours.

Salary

2.945.126 in Colombia
The salary gain of a doctor depends on two main factors: the country where you work and the specialty you practice. In our region
(America), the countries where doctors receive a better salary are Brazil, Argentina and Chile with values between 28,800 and 38,900
dollars per year. In Mexico they earn an average of 12,149 pesos per month and in Colombia, the average of a general practitioner is $
2,900 per month.