The School of Medicine at Universidad Andrés Bello (UNAB) continues to demonstrate its strength, commitment and prestige. This year the medicine program joined the select group of the top 10 programs in the country, based on the considerations most valued by the labor market, according to the annual rankings conducted by the magazine ¿Qué Pasa?.
According to the survey results, UNAB’s School of Medicine was ninth overall and third among the private universities. Respondents were asked to spontaneously name, in an open question, the three universities they believe to have the best future prospects, and UNAB received 35% of preferences in regard to Medicine.
UNAB’s School of Medicine moved up two places compared to the 2012 ranking. According to Dr. Jaime Contreras, Dean of the Faculty of Medicine, "This improvement is due to the fact that the school has advanced in their understanding of the social and cultural environment in which future professionals play, and thus some curricula have been modified with the aim of training medical professionals with a solid foundation of scientific knowledge and skills and technical skills, complemented by a humanistic and ethical education in relevant fields to medicine and man, encouraging them to always act with altruism in their professional duties with an entrepreneurial attitude, exhibiting leadership skills and a positive but critical attitude at the progress of biological, psychological and social sciences to complement their profession. This highlights the fact that UNAB has a large amount of ongoing research and publications indexed with a vocation to teach in an environment of research and knowledge generation, which directly involves our students," he said.
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