Mexican medical residents have been submerged in a bygone system for decades. More than 100 work hours a week, scanty pay and psychological warfare are the everyday burden for residents in our country. You can read more about the working conditions of Mexican residents in my guest post, "The life of a medical resident in Mexico." Gradual progress is being made thanks to 30 years of pushing towards a ...

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Being a child in 21st century Mexico utterly differs from any other era. The last decade has been a constant whirlpool for Mexico. Political, cultural and economical changes have shaken the country to its core. Primary care physicians, particularly pediatricians, have a burdensome challenge at hand. Problems like obesity have quickly emerged in all age groups. Obese children, childhood type 2 diabetes and sedentary lifestyles have invaded Mexican homes. Nutrition related customs ...

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The resident’s training can be compared to the one received by Navy Seals or U.S. Marines in many ways. Physical endurance, psychological warfare towards the trainee, long service hours and quick life or death decisions are all aspects of both types of preparation. In most cases, this turns out to be a great burden on the resident’s life, especially on the interns, whose lives have dramatically changed from one day ...

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The average week for a medical resident training in Mexico can easily exceed 90 work hours. Mexico is a country that takes pride in offering full health coverage for 100 million citizens. This is a new policy and free public medical care is being pushed to the limit. The situation is simple, the work load in outpatient clinics, operating rooms, the wards and emergency rooms across the country is ...

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