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Revista de la Facultad de Medicina

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ANGEL-MACIAS, Mauricio Alberto; RUIZ-DIAZ, Paola  and  ROJAS-SOTO, Edgar. Professional skills training proposal for professors of health programs. [online]. 2017, vol.65, n.4, pp.595-600. ISSN 0120-0011.


Professors are recognized as a fundamental part for the execution of the curriculum and, therefore, as protagonists of educational quality.


To propose a professional skills model for professors of health programs to identify their training needs and optimize the educational process of students.

Materials and methods:

Qualitative research in which a review of the literature was made and interviews were applied to medical professionals who worked as professors of a graduate health program. Signing an informed consent was the only inclusion criterion. Triangulation of sources was used to guarantee validity and reliability.


Based on the literature review, four axes of analysis were established for the interviews. The group of professors was characterized and all the responses were studied. Then, a skills model was created, which can be extrapolated to any health education program in higher education with similar characteristics to the investigated program.


This study shows the urgent need for creating training spaces in pedagogy, didactics and evaluation. In consequence, a model that includes cognitive, methodological, social and personal skills is proposed.

Keywords : Faculty; Health Education; Graduate Education; Professional Competence (MeSH).

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