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Educación Médica Superior

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VELIZ MARTINEZ, Pedro Luis; JORNA CALIXTO, Ana Rosa  and  BERRA SOCARRAS, Esperanza Mirella. Considerations on the approaches, definitions and trends of professional competencies. Educ Med Super [online]. 2016, vol.30, n.2. ISSN 0864-2141.

The professional competencies have been a concern of health systems to increase the quality of services provided and demanded to medical universities to provide a professional with adequate capacity and performance mode. At work the emergence and historical development of the concept of competence was exposed, an analysis of its key definitions, classifications, approaches and trends and their relationship to job performance took place; allowing make the authors a proposed definition, establish positions and support the importance of the development of professional skills from the principles of the Cuban Medical Education and the University of Medical Sciences is part of the National Health System.

Keywords : professional competencies; work competencies; Cuban medical education; work performance.

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