Educación Médica Superior
versão ISSN 0864-2141
ALPIZAR CABALLERO, Lourdes B. e ANORGA MORALES, Julia. Characterization of the mode of acting of the tutor of medical specialties from the Higher Institute of Military Medicine. Educ Med Super [online]. 2006, vol.20, n.1, pp. 0-0. ISSN 0864-2141.
A qualitative research was conducted to obtain the characterization of the general mode of acting of the tutors of medical specialties that are engaged in work education as a necessary step for future strategies that improve this postgraduate figure. Theoretical and empiric methods, such as surveys to tutors and residents, group dynamics, interviews to teaching directors and to percentage analysis statisticians, were applied. In general, there was a good tutorial experience. 97.5 % had the assistant teaching rank. Most of them did not have the scientific rank and difficulties were found in the identification of some functions, mainly didactic. No tutor was trained for this function. The residents claimed a comprehensive and compromised attention from the tutor. The managers consider that the performance of the tutors may improve. The authors conclude that it is necessary a comprehensive improvement system for this important figure in the academic postgraduate forms.
Palavras-chave : Tutor; mode of acting; characterization of the tutor; postgraduate.