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SESMA ARNAIZ, R.; SAURA-LLAMAS, J.; FERNANDEZ CUENCA, J.  y  SAEZ YANGUAS, A.. Most valued qualities in residents according to the tutors of a Family Community Medicine Teaching Unit  . Medifam [online]. 2002, vol.12, n.5, pp.40-50. ISSN 1131-5768.

Background: ignorance of tutor's opinion about their residents.  Objective: to know the qualities that Family and Community Medicine residents must have according to the opinion hold by tutors from the Teaching Unit in Murcia.  Subjects and method: descriptive, qualitative study. Subjects: all tutors from teaching ambulatories with Family and Comunitary Medicine residents, including Family and Comunitary physicians and pediatricians. An anonymous, self-applied, personally distributed, open-answered inquiry is made on the basis of only one question: which qualities do you value most positively in a resident? The answers were classified by items to be valued in a tutor according to the Speciality Program. Data are presented in absoluted numbers and in percentages over total numbers of answers.  Results: eighteen inquiries are obtained, with an average of more than nine answers per resident. Qualities most positively valued are related to the personal attitudes of the resident (41.2% of all answers). Next appear the teaching abilities (17.4%), clinical qualifications and the ability of resident to communicate and get a good relationship with the tutor (13.9 and 13.4%, respectively). The less valued items are relationship with patients (8.1%), capability of working as a part of a group and research abilities (less than 5%). More than 50% of the answers are referred to the personal attitudes of the resident and with teaching ablilities.  Main conclusions: for these tutors, the most important qualities that the residents must have are their personal attitudes and teaching abilities. These opinions can be useful to try to improve the residents trainig in the future. 

Palabras clave : Family Medicine; Postgraduate studies; Tutor profiles.

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