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Acta Médica Peruana

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ICHIRO PERALTA, C et al. Tendencias en el número de médicos titulados anualmente en el Perú, 2007-2016. Acta méd. Peru [online]. 2019, vol.36, n.1, pp.19-25. ISSN 1728-5917.

Objective. To describe the trends in the number of physicians who graduated from 2007 to 2016 in Peru, both in a general manner as well as in subgroups based on the school they studied. Materials and Methods. This is a descriptive and retrospective study. A list of all physicians who graduated during the 2007-2016 period was obtained from the Peruvian College of Physicians website. Their graduating dates and the schools where they studied were obtained from the National University Education Superintendence (SUNEDU, according to its Spanish initials). Trends were assessed using the Spearman correlation test. Results: During the study period, 27,611 physicians graduated in Peru. There was an annual increase in the total number of graduates (p<0.001). Amongst graduates from Peruvian medical schools, there was an increase in the number of physicians who studied in Lima (p<0.001) and in the Peruvian coast (p<0.001). Also, there were a greater number of graduated physicians from Lima (p<0.001) and other provinces medical schools (p<0.001). Conclusions. The number of graduated physicians annually increases, particularly those who studied in Lima, the coast, and private medical schools. We evidence an urgent need for policies for regulating this growth, aiming to avoid employability and educational quality problems.

Keywords : Education, Medical, Undergraduate; Health Manpower; Health Services Needs and Demand; Physicians; Peru.

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