Revista Peruana de Medicina Experimental y Salud Publica
versión impresa ISSN 1726-4634
SUAREZ-BUSTAMANTE, Miguel Angel. Family medicine in Peru: evolution and challenges. Rev. perú. med. exp. salud publica [online]. 2008, vol.25, n.3, pp. 309-315. ISSN 1726-4634.
Family medicine, a discipline that enables its specialist to adequately perform in the context of primary health care, has been receiving in recent years an increasing number of applicants and entrants to the medical residency, as they open new university training programs in Peru. The rapid expansion of this specialty is a result of their fruitful development in various developed countries and our neighbors in the Americas; it has matured into our country from isolated academic experiences, and the response of the education sector of human resources to policies and directives of the sector to the Model of Integral Health Care. While this represents an specific opportunities for the specialty, accompanied them unpostponable challenges are presented as a model of attention oriented to primary care and family medicine-based, consolidated and diversified the mass training of specialists in family medicine, having adequate family health care and with an appropriate system of certification, evaluation and adjustment of performance, which should be addressed to get full benefit of this specialty.
Palabras llave : Family practice; Education, medical, graduate; Internship and residency; Primary health care; Peru.