SciELO - Scientific Electronic Library Online

vol.117 issue3Ulcer of Lipschütz, a diagnosis to consider in the pediatric population author indexsubject indexarticles search
Home Pagealphabetic serial listing  

Services on Demand




  • Have no cited articlesCited by SciELO

Related links

  • Have no similar articlesSimilars in SciELO


Archivos argentinos de pediatría

Print version ISSN 0325-0075On-line version ISSN 1668-3501


PEREZ-RAFFO, Gabriela M et al. Competencies of Primary Care residents in the management of prevalent problems of the ear, nose and throat. Arch. argent. pediatr. [online]. 2019, vol.117, n.3, pp.e309-e313. ISSN 0325-0075.

Ear, nose and throat problems are very common in Primary Care settings. Numerous studies have reported that Primary Care physicians feel dissatisfied with their performance and insufficient training to diagnose and manage these problems. The objective of this study was to assess the competency in diagnosis and management of prevalent ear, nose and throat problems in medical residents of Family Medicine, Internal Medicine and Pediatrics at a University Hospital in Buenos Aires, Argentina, using an Objective Structured Clinical Examination. The participants were 25 residents of Pediatrics (7), Internal Medicine (10) and Family Medicine (8). Residents of Family Medicine and Pediatrics showed better performance than residents of Internal Medicine. Residents of Primary Care demonstrated dissimilar competencies in the management of prevalent ear, nose and throat problems. Areas of common improvement opportunities were detected for the three groups, which provided direction and motivation in future learnings in both knowledge and skills.

Keywords : Otorhinolaryngology; Medical education; Primary health care; Objective structured clinical examination; Clinical competence.

        · abstract in Spanish     · text in Spanish     · Spanish ( pdf )


Creative Commons License All the contents of this journal, except where otherwise noted, is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution License