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Educación Médica

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VAZQUEZ, G. et al. The MIR examination, the change as a strategic option. Educ. méd. [online]. 2008, vol.11, n.4, pp.203-206. ISSN 1575-1813.

The MIR examination constitutes a strategic point which is capable of promoting cascading changes in its environment with repercussions at both the undergraduate and specialisation stages. At present, the implementation of a new skills-based syllabus and new training and evaluation methodologies make it necessary to adapt the MIR examination to current needs. The redesign of the MIR examination requires an increase in the number of questions; these must be supported with iconography and related to predetermined competences along with the incorporation of objective skills evaluation. This change requires more examination time, more efficient management, multi-disciplinary design teams and accredited centres. Information technology support must provide 100% cover to the MIR examination activities. Equity, transparency and accessibility must be the values of the MIR examination.

Keywords : Assessment of competencies; MIR examination; OSCE; Residents; Schools of medicine; Strategic option.

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