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Gastroenterology training in Latin América

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dc.contributor.author Cohen, Henry
dc.contributor.author Sáenz, Roque
dc.contributor.author Almeida Troncon, Luiz de
dc.contributor.author Lizarzabal, Maribel
dc.contributor.author Olano, Carolina
dc.date.accessioned 2016-12-15T15:05:07Z
dc.date.available 2016-12-15T15:05:07Z
dc.date.issued 2011
dc.identifier.citation World Journal of Gastroenterology, 2011, vol. 17, n° 18, p. 2283-2287
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/11447/896
dc.identifier.uri http://dx.doi.org/10.3748/wjg.v17.i18.2283
dc.description.abstract Latin America is characterized by ethnic, geographical, cultural, and economic diversity; therefore, training in gastroenterology in the region must be considered in this context. The continent's medical education is characterized by a lack of standards and the volume of research continues to be relatively small. There is a multiplicity of events in general gastroenterology and in sub-disciplines, both at regional and local levels, which ensure that many colleagues have access to information. Medical education programs must be based on a clinical vision and be considered in close contact with the patients. The programs should be properly supervised, appropriately defined, and evaluated on a regular basis. The disparity between the patients' needs, the scarce resources available, and the pressures exerted by the health systems on doctors are frequent cited by those complaining of poor professionalism. Teaching development can play a critical role in ensuring the quality of teaching and learning in universities. Continuing professional development programs activities must be planned on the basis of the doctors' needs, with clearly defined objectives and using proper learning methodologies designed for adults. They must be evaluated and accredited by a competent body, so that they may become the basis of a professional regulatory system. The specialty has made progress in the last decades, offering doctors various possibilities for professional development. The world gastroenterology organization has contributed to the speciality through three distinctive, but closely inter-related, programs: Training Centers, Train-the-Trainers, and Global Guidelines, in which Latin America is deeply involved. (C) 2011 Baishideng. All rights reserved.
dc.language.iso en_US
dc.subject Training
dc.subject Gastroenterology
dc.subject Latin América
dc.title Gastroenterology training in Latin América
dc.type Artículo


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