Telemedicine in Graduate Medical Education: a Vision of the Medical Courses in a Developing Country
This study mapped those Brazilian medical schools that could have a possible discipline related to telemedicine and/or telehealth, and analysed the curriculum of each. A survey was completed of the medical schools in Brazil (n=272) and a curriculum analysis performed to identify those disciplines with some relation to telemedicine and/or telehealth. A total of 71 medical schools were found within the inclusion criterion. These schools were distributed in the following regions of the country: Southeast (39.4%), Northeast (28.2%), South (15.5%), North (11.3%) and Midwest (5.6%). The highest number of public schools was found in the Northeast region (21.1%). Approximately 27.9% of medical schools have potential subjects related to telemedicine and telehealth in their curriculum, being similar its source of support. Greater attention should be given to training in telemedicine and/or telehealth.
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