The residents in Primary Care. How to plan their training
Reference of this article.:
Callejas Pozo JE, García Puga JM. El residente en Atención Primaria. Cómo planificar su rotación. Rev Pediatr Aten Primaria. 2008;10:719-33.
Published in Internet: 31/12/2008
In Spain, the training as Medical Internal Resident (MIR) to access to medical specialization,
began in 1978. Although in theory, our health policy is directed towards the model of Primary
Health Care (PHC), the training of Pediatrics residents has been poorly oriented in that direction.
The MIR Pediatrics should be training in healthcare centres, but more often than not, this training
does not take place and when it does it is more or less voluntarily, without unified criteria
or subjected to any form of control. The compulsory training in PHC has been approved by the
National Commission on Specialization and published in October 2006. In this article we review
the current pediatrics programme and its specific areas, and based on this recent resolution we
explain the circuits to follow in the accreditation of health centres for pediatric teaching as well
as for Pediatrics tutors. It outlines how to plan the resident?s stay in Primary Health Care, including a tutorization guide for pediatrics? tutors and finally a note of support and acknowledgement
for the training work.
Keywords: Paediatrics. Primary Care. Training. Tutor.
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