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Educación Médica

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MARTINEZ-GONZALEZ, A. et al. Competencies model of medical teacher. Educ. méd. [online]. 2008, vol.11, n.3, pp.157-167. ISSN 1575-1813.

Aim. To create a competency model for the medical professor in order to exert teaching at its highest level. Materials and methods. To create such model, we analyzed current literature on teaching, the aim of the curricula for competencies and we used the DACUM method whose letters stand for Developing a Curriculum. 35 experts who participated in this project reached a consensus regarding the duties that have to be carried out by a medical professor in order to successfully fulfill the aim of the curricula. Results. We identified the basic functions of medical professors as well as the related duties for its fulfillment. The model comprises six competencies: disciplinary, research, psico-pedagogy, communicative, academic-administrative and humanistic competencies. Conclusion. This model pretends to guide the actions of medical professors who are currently participating in this program and those who want to become part of the education process. It also pretends to create programs favoring the professors´ training benefiting the development of academic competencies; to identify the elements to be considered for the assessment of the professors´ development; to guide the design of useful indicators to grant awards and incentives to those professors whose academic development be exceptional; to guide the student within the professor-student relationship, on the duties and activities that they can expect from the professor.

Keywords : Competencies; Functions; Medical education; Model; Profesor.

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