Student Achivement

MEDICINE

Degree Profile

The UDLA medical graduate is a general practitioner with a comprehensive and holistic training achieved through a preparation in basic, preclinical, and clinical-surgical sciences, enabling the graduate to address individuals’ health with a global vision and to be committed to professional development.

The graduate provides basic clinical-surgical care of prevalent and priority health problems to individuals and their families through the integration of the best medical information available in professional practice, according to the care protocols of the health authority and evidence-based medicine, with intercultural, interprofessional, and interdisciplinary approaches, as well as gender equity and the lawful and rational use of medicines. The graduate manages the dynamic health-disease process according to the primary health care strategy at the different levels of care by applying critical thinking, including adequate references and counterreferences, and by executing health promotion, disease-prevention activities, healing, recovery, and rehabilitation. Furthermore, the graduate responds effectively and efficiently to emergency situations and medical emergencies and participates in research initiatives.

Graduates are expected to practice medicine in a responsible manner, with ethics, social commitment, and empathy towards the patient, and to be integrated into the public or private services of the country and in hospital settings abroad. In addition, the graduate is expected to persue a master's degree and to participate in health development processes, contributing to solving local, regional, and global health problems through professional practice.

Retention and Graduation Rates

Retention and graduation rates are calculated through the 2019- 2020 academic year, based on new, first-time students entering in the fall semester, regardless of whether they enroll in the daytime or evening version of their program (if available). These rates do not consider incoming transfer students. The duration of the Architecture program has according to a duration of 5 years and 150% of that amount. Thepercentage of graduates in each cohort by gender considers only actual graduates, not the original makeup of the cohort

Program Learning Outcomes

In every semester, the program provides assessment results according to its Multiannual Assessment Plan (MAP), which typically considers one or more of its program learning outcomes (PLOs). Most programs utilize the platform Brightspace to collect and assess student work and to present the data and evidence of student achievement. These results and their analysis, with the objective of identifying areas for improvement, are presented in the program’s annual assessment report. In the graphic below, the most recent period in which a PLO has been assessed is indicated, with the percentage indicating achievement of the expected performance standard for that PLO, according to the rubric used to evaluate the student work. This standard can be designated at an introductory, intermediate, or final level, depending upon how the course learning outcomes (CLOs) align to each PLO in the program’s curriculum map.

A graduate of the MEDICINE program will be able to:

RC1- Manage medical information in different contexts of professional practice to address the main health concerns of the population. Effective since : 2021 to 2022

RC2- Solve health problems of the individual through the generation of diagnostic and therapeutic hypotheses, integrating basic, preclinical, and clinical sciences. Effective since : 2021 to 2022

RC3- Efficiently use auxiliary diagnostic tests to support and guide clinical reasoning for better informed decision-making. Effective since : 2021 to 2022

RC4- Carry out an accurate referral and counter-referral of patients within the National Health System. Effective since : 2021 to 2022

RC5- Solve emergency situations and medical emergencies with a high sense of duty and responsibility. Effective since : 2021 to 2022

RC6- Apply the foundations of rational drug use in a fair, just, and socially responsible manner. Effective since : 2021 to 2022

RC7- Build a quality doctor-patient relationship and demonstrates respect for diversity. Effective since : 2021 to 2022

RC8- Apply Evidence-Based Medicine by critically analyzing scientific literature and the effective use of medical technology in decision-making and knowledge generation. Effective since : 2022

RC9- Apply biosafety standards and ethical, bioethical, and deontological principles in accordance with existing legislation in professional practice. Effective since : 2022

RC10- Adhere to clinical, technical, and administrative care protocols issued by the health authority. Effective since : 2021 to 2022

RC11- Use primary health care strategies to address individual, family, and community health problems through inter-professional engagement and teamwork. Effective since : 2021 to 2022