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Published on May 8, 2013 | http://doi.org/10.5867/medwave.2013.04.5661
Family medicine in Argentina
Medicina familiar en Argentina
In Argentina, family medicine begins to appear in the sixties. It has followed along with the movement in favour of the specialty in Latin America and its existence in important areas is strongly related to men and women who have defended and promoted the specialty. It is present in many Ministry of Health programs; however, its development has depended and still depends on each jurisdiction and upon the coordination between the subsystems and political regions. The professional associations that bring together general practitioners and family doctors in Argentina,
FAMG (General Medicine Federation of Argentina) and FAMFYG (Argentina Federation of Family and General Medicine), have consolidated healthcare teams, elevated the scientific level of both family doctors in training as well as already certified practitioners, and have become acknowledged entities that certify the specialty and accreditation of teaching centers. Insertion in universities, provinces and private providers still poses challenges.