If we think about changing what we think is wrong, if we want to (try to) improve global health and,healthcare, we have several ways to do it. The standing committee on medical education, SCOME, emerge to answer this necessity and with that aim, working on the roots: the education we receive in our medical school, responsible of the new doctors’ formation.
Keeping this idea in mind, we try to inform and learn about what we think is relevant in medical education, to be able to act as the information’s vehicle, and transfer this knowledge to everybody in our medical school, trying to lay the foundations of change.
Moreover, to try to expose and to tackle, or at least take the first step of the way, the deficiencies we notice in our education, we organize activities and workshop at the local level, often in collaboration with teachers, organizations and medical societies. Examples of these are: “Courses in Practical medicine”, “Basic CPR and first aid” or “Global approach of cardiovascular risk factors”, the last one in collaboration with SEMERGEN.
José Antonio Baeyens Fernández
National Officer on Medical Education (NOME) 2008-09