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The rise of medical training in Portuguese speaking African countries

Overview of attention for article published in Human Resources for Health, November 2014
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Title
The rise of medical training in Portuguese speaking African countries
Published in
Human Resources for Health, November 2014
DOI 10.1186/1478-4491-12-63
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Authors

Inês Fronteira, Mohsin Sidat, Mário Fresta, Maria do Rosário Sambo, Celso Belo, Cezaltina Kahuli, Maria Alexandra Rodrigues, Paulo Ferrinho

Abstract

Medical training has shown to be strategic for strengthening health systems, especially in those countries identified to have critical shortage of human resources for health. In the past few years, several studies have been conducted to characterize and identify major challenges faced by medical schools worldwide, and particularly in Africa. Nevertheless, none has previously addressed medical training issues in Portuguese Speaking African Countries (PSAC). The aim of this study was to establish baseline knowledge of the PSAC's medical schools in terms of creation and ownership, programmes offered, applicants and registered students, barriers to increased intake of students, teaching workforce and available resources.

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Geographical breakdown

Country Count As %
United Kingdom 1 3%
United States 1 3%
Unknown 28 93%

Demographic breakdown

Readers by professional status Count As %
Student > Master 6 20%
Researcher 5 17%
Student > Doctoral Student 3 10%
Unspecified 3 10%
Professor 2 7%
Other 11 37%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Medicine and Dentistry 15 50%
Unspecified 6 20%
Nursing and Health Professions 3 10%
Computer Science 2 7%
Agricultural and Biological Sciences 1 3%
Other 3 10%

Attention Score in Context

This research output has an Altmetric Attention Score of 3. This is our high-level measure of the quality and quantity of online attention that it has received. This Attention Score, as well as the ranking and number of research outputs shown below, was calculated when the research output was last mentioned on 03 December 2014.
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#6,688,287
of 12,892,002 outputs
Outputs from Human Resources for Health
#543
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Outputs of similar age
#81,984
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Outputs of similar age from Human Resources for Health
#53
of 61 outputs
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