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Experience of a Medical Intern in a Secondary Healthcare Hospital in Mexico


  • Jonathan Dazaeth Delgado Sánchez Seven-year Medical Student. Autonomous University of Aguascalientes, Aguascalientes, México. Social Service Physian of Research. Center for Research and Teaching in Economics, Aguascalientes, México



Internship and Residency, Medical student, Personal Narrative


In Mexico, medical training consists of 4 or 5 years of studies on a university campus, one year of undergraduate internship and one year of social service. The undergraduate internship is the theoretical-practical academic portion that takes place in the clinical field and is part of the curriculum of the medical career. Normally, students would expect to be able to choose a hospital with subspecialties or with prestige in their region but no matter the type of hospital, the important thing is their attitude towards their work and education


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2022-04-25 — Updated on 2022-06-30


How to Cite

Delgado Sánchez, J. D. (2022). Experience of a Medical Intern in a Secondary Healthcare Hospital in Mexico. International Journal of Medical Students, 10(2), 215–217.