The privatization of medical education in Brazil: trends and challenges - Saúde Amanhã

The privatization of medical education in Brazil: trends and challenges

por / domingo, 14 junho 2015 / Categoria Leituras Sugeridas, Todos

Autor: Mário C. Scheffer and Mario R. Dal Poz

Ano: 2015

Like other countries, Brazil is struggling with issues related to public policies designed to influence the distribution, establishment, supply and education of doctors.While the number of undergraduate medical schools and places available on medical schools has risen, the increase in the number of doctors in Brazil in recent decades has not benefitted the population homogeneously.The government has expanded the medical schools at the country’s federal universities, while providing incentives for the creation of new undergraduate courses at private establishments. This article examines the trends and challenges of the privatization of medical education in Brazil.

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