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ERIC Number: EJ767056
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2007
Pages: 5
Abstractor: Author
Reference Count: N/A
ISSN: ISSN-0894-1912
Continuing Professional Development of Physicians in Uruguay: Lessons from a Countrywide Experience
Margolis, Alvaro; Alvarino, Fernando; Niski, Rosa; Fosman, Elena; Torres, Jorge; Rios, Gilberto; Petruccelli, Dante
Journal of Continuing Education in the Health Professions, v27 n2 p81-85 Spr 2007
This article describes the advancement of continuing professional development (CPD) for physicians in Uruguay and explains the motivations for a CPD system, the role of the faculty of medicine and the other stakeholders, the strategic goals, and current results, including strengths and weaknesses. The work described here had three strategic objectives: (1) initiate a CPD accreditation program, (2) train physician leaders in CPD, and (3) promote the creation of a national system for CPD. By the end of 2006, the accreditation program had 34 accredited institutions. Over a 10-year period, 150 physician leaders from different regions of the country and with different specialties had been trained in the framework and methodological issues of CPD. Legislation is expected to be introduced into parliament during 2007 for coordinating CPD efforts at a national level.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: Uruguay