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Revista Brasileira de Educação Médica

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DEMARZO, Marcelo Marcos Piva et al. Guidelines for primary health care teaching in undergraduate medical education. Rev. bras. educ. med. [online]. 2012, vol.36, n.1, pp. 143-148. ISSN 0100-5502.  http://dx.doi.org/10.1590/S0100-55022012000100020.

These are a set of guidelines built by the Brazilian Association of Medical Education (ABEM) and the Brazilian Society of Family and Community Medicine (SBMFC) with the aim of supporting medical schools in a practical and objective manner, when elaborating pedagogical-political projects on Primary Health Care (PHC). The advent of the Brazilian National Curricular Guidelines for Medical Education, which are approved by the Ministry of Education in 2001 have since improved the teaching of undergraduate medical students on PHC, but there are still wide variations in implementation and quality of it in medical curricula. These guidelines by ABEM/SBMFC partnership can exert considerable influence on medical curricula by establishing minimum requirements and core competencies for PHC in Brazil.

Keywords : Education, Medical; Primary Health Care; Curriculum.

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