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JARA- GUTIERREZ, Nancy Patricia; DIAZ- LOPEZ, Mónica María  and  ZAPATA-CASTANEDA, Pedro Nel. Educational challenges for the professor of medicine: Evaluation of his performance. Iatreia [online]. 2015, vol.28, n.3, pp.292-299. ISSN 0121-0793.

The new roles of professors as mentors, mediators and investigators require a constant training to acquire and update knowledge thereby developing the new skills and abilities required in a changing society. Although the world is flexible and diverse, medical education remains routine, inflexible, static and out of context. Health professionals devoted to teaching should reflect about the meaning and role of medicine in modern times. A teacher must have a high level of training in the pursuit of academic excellence, but that should be linked to his pedagogical skills, the government policies and the reality of the country. Evaluation of teaching performance identifies the elements that should be taken into account for making changes in order to improve the quality of medical education. Such changes are more easily acquired with the active participation of teachers through self-evaluation.

Keywords : Education Medical; Faculty; Policy Making; Professional Competence; Self-Assessment.

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