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CIUFFO, Roberta Signorelli  and  RIBEIRO, Victoria Maria Brant. Brazilian Public Health System and medical training: possible dialog?. Interface (Botucatu) [online]. 2008, vol.12, n.24, pp.125-140. ISSN 1807-5762.

This paper discusses the viability of constructing a dialog between medical training and the Brazilian Public Health System (SUS), while emphasizing the principle of integral care as the line structuring this training. The possibilities for such dialog were investigated by analyzing the words of teachers and students in the medical courses at the State University of Rio de Janeiro (UERJ) and the Federal University of Juiz de Fora (UFJF), from focal groups. The results showed that the teachers in these training institutions were aware of the importance of the social commitment that the profession demands, with the changes resulting from this, although some teachers demonstrated resistance towards taking on new challenges. Among the students, discontent with their training prevailed, although there were indications of breaking with the traditional paradigms of medical training and development of projects with health services and the community.

Keywords : Medical training; Full care; Curricular innovation; Healthcare skills.

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