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Reform of Medical Teaching
April 7, the Diario Official published the new regulations for medical teaching. The curriculum is divided into three courses: 1. Fundamental course, including the first three years. 2. General course, fourth and fifth years. 3. Special application or extension course, sixth year. First year: physics, general and mineral chemistry, general biology and parasitology, human anatomy. Second year: human anatomy, organic and biologic chemistry, histology, physiology. Third year: physiology, microbiology, pharmacology, general pathology. Fourth year: elementary medical chemistry, medical pathology, pathology. Fifth year: clinical medicine, surgical pathology, clinical surgery, hygiene, legal medicine, therapeutics. Sixth year: obstetrics, clinical pediatrics and surgical pediatrics and orthopedics, clinical obstetrics and gynecology, clinical neurology and psychiatrics, clinical dermatology and syphilography, clinical otorhinolaryngology and ophthalmology, tropical medicine.A new development is the chair of tropical medicine. Students, before presenting themselves for examination in this branch, must have been approved in all other subjects.
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