For the doctor and professor Agustín Mulet, the teaching is like a vocation that is intrinsically related to medicine and far from taking time away from medical care, enriches and enhances the integral professional training.
This teacher for more than 37 years has been dedicated to the work of educating the new generations of medical sciences and about the day for the day of the educator wanted to share their experiences.
Doctor How is teaching linked to the medical profession?
- "The conception of a doctor goes beyond the person who attends a patient; hence the title of doctor in medicine, the word doctor comes from the Latin" docere "which means to teach. One when he attends to a patient and interrogates him should guide him what he should do, the possibilities of diagnosis and already with that act he is teaching. Then one must transmit the knowledge to those who continue, to the students in both undergraduate and graduate. The doctor should always have time to teach a patient's care or perform a procedure and show a student, a resident or a specialist. In the visit pass, at the moment in which the hospitalized patients are seen, it usually has undergraduate students although there is a time dedicated to teaching classes and conferences and all these scenarios are part of the teaching. "
Teaching is closely related to scientific research. How do you relate both?
- "When you examine a patient, it's like a miniature scientific investigation. An illustrious Spanish doctor, Don Gregorio Marañón, enunciated that "the instrument that has advanced medicine the most is the chair where the patient sits," so one begins an experiment in miniature because one interrogates the patient, examines it and in the Hypotheses are formulated that are complemented with tests that make up the diagnostic clinical thinking. So research is inherent in the medical act, although there are doctors who are only teachers and do research, there are doctors who only promote scientific research and there are others who are medical assistants who are dedicated to teaching the patient but do not teach students of the branch. In general, most doctors do more weight in one branch than in other functions.
How much has the status of titular professor allowed him to take advantage of the contact with his students?
- "It is always enriching for me to exchange with students because when we teach learn. When you decide to teach, if you are not able to demand self-improvement, the student can feel a gap in the story. Once Ernest Heminguey answered the question of what strategy he used in the stories - that he wrote with the structure of the ice floe; then similarly happens with teaching, a student becomes aware when the teacher knows and dominates the content that is teaching or when it is with pins nothing more. A university professor has to meet two fundamental conditions in my opinion: to be a good communicator and to have mastery of the subject he is teaching to convince. As you cannot convince yourself of what you are not convinced the students notice immediately the emptiness that Heminguey referred to”
How do you value the training that medical students receive today?
- "All activity is perfectible; the problem from my point of view is that there is a great mass of students and not always have the appropriate scenarios. Ideally, there should be more rooms with patients so that students can see patients in the clinical part, which can dedicate time and not have several students for a single patient. I reiterate all work is perfectible "
Sharing a short space with Dr. Agustín Mulet Pérez, a recognized specialist in the second degree in gastroenterology and internal medicine, is like attending a magistral conference where, in addition to medicine, there are a multitude of topics that end by demonstrating how this specialist integrates his knowledge into the healthcare work. At the same time that he attends to his patients, he consolidates as one of the medical professionals with the highest number of published titles, which are 16.
This 2017 has been fruitful for Dr. Agustín Mulet Pérez who was recognized with the Provincial Prize of the Academy of Sciences of Cuba and with a Mention in the Annual Health Prize. Serve this dialogue with a professor of medical science students to honor all the educators of the different levels of education in the province who each day assumes the challenge of preparing and instructing new generations. /Radio Angulo