Revista argentina de cardiología
On-line version ISSN 1850-3748
ATAMANUK, Andrés N et al. Do the Different Pathways to Become Specialist in Cardiology Have Similar Results?Do the Different Pathways to Become Specialist in Cardiology Have Similar Results?. Rev. argent. cardiol. [online]. 2012, vol.80, n.2, pp. 152-156. ISSN 1850-3748.
A medical specialty may be defined as the body of knowledge corresponding to a specific medical field. This knowledge is provided by postgraduate training programs after completing the medical doctor degree. The goal of the present study is to review the different options available in our country to become a specialist in cardiology and, thus, determine if these diverse pathways produce equally trained cardiologists. Training should be understood as a long-term process that shapes professional thinking and social behavior. This process must be permanent and should have core regulations to ensure equal and homogenous training in the specialty. There are many ways of becoming a specialist in cardiology; most of these pathways may be combined and all of them use different tools for selecting, training, supervising, evaluating and controlling trainees. Thus, these differences in training and evaluating specialists might produce professionals with different levels of competencies.
Keywords : Specialization; Residency Program.