Residents training in Primary Care Pediatrics
Reference of this article: García Puga JM, Peñalver Sánchez I, Sánchez Ruiz-Cabello FJ, Bras i Marquillas J, Jordano Salinas L. Residents training in Primary Care Pediatrics. Rev Pediatr Aten Primaria. 2002;4:381-396.
Published in Internet: 30-09-2002
The need of training in Primary Care (PC) of Pediatrics residents seems unquestionable
at the present moment. Current pathology in childhood requires less hospital assistance,
the large number of problems that are going to be solved at the primary care level
and the fact that the majority of the pediatrician?s work after his residence is done outside
the hospital are reasons to be added to the fact that this training is included into the
program approved by the National Committee of Pediatrics Specialty.
The only place in which the Primary Care training can be received and learned with
accuracy is where it carries out, and with the pediatricians who work there.
In our document we suggest some objectives as: to contribute to the Primary Care
pediatrician?s work accrediting them as teachers and accrediting some Health Centres
witch have the essential qualifications for this training program that we consider should
last for 3 or 6 months. This has to be completed with an evaluation process by the teachers
and the residents as well, and also a periodic reaccredidation of teachers and
Primary Care Centres.
Keywords● Accreditation ● Pediatrician Teachers ● Primary Care ● Residents Training