Medicina Legal de Costa Rica
versão impressa ISSN 1409-0015
FLORES SANDI, Grettchen. Perspectivas futuras de las actividades de educación medica continua en Costa Rica. Med. leg. Costa Rica [online]. 2004, vol.21, n.1, pp. 129-136. ISSN 1409-0015.
The process of continued medical education would be favored if the people in charge of this activities consider the academic quality of the teachers, because is important have in mind the comprehension, interests, motivations and attitudes of the doctors and the aspects of the educative process, such as the theories and teaching and evaluation methods that allow them to accomplish their pedagogical objectives. It is possible to identify elements of the educative projects that need to be included in the programs of Continued Medical Education, for instance: define learning objectives, methodological techniques and evaluation techniques of the acquired knowledge, the required time to complete the contents and define the proper profile of the assistants and of the teacher who participates in this types of programs, always trying to improve the learning / teaching process. Both have to be qualified - the people in charge and the teachers of these activities - to carry out the processes that make the development of the educational action possible: analysis of the needs, programming, design and elaboration of methodologies, technique execution, evaluation, and follow up of the acquired knowledge. Moreover, the people in charge must be aware that the learning - teaching process involves the student, the teacher, and a learning situation, and in this way this triad becomes the subject of evaluation. The capacitating process to the people in charge must be oriented, among others, to empower their abilities to improve the quality of the teaching - learning process, enhance efficient communication, increase critical and investigative attitudes, and develop the evaluation abilities of the acquired knowledge.
Palavras-chave : Medical teaching; continued medical education; recertification.