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Educación Médica Superior

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CUNILL LOPEZ, María Elena  and  CURBELO ALFONSO, Luis. The Performance Evaluation Process in Medical Specialties. Educ Med Super [online]. 2020, vol.34, n.3, e2242.  Epub Oct 30, 2020. ISSN 0864-2141.


One of the trends of postgraduate medical education in the academic setting worldwide is the need to develop an evaluation process with a focus on performance, which requires the preparation of teachers.


To present the characteristics of the performance evaluation process in medical specialties and the procedures used with the greatest impact on its assessment at the international level.


Teachers need theoretical-methodological and practical references as the basis to implement a performance-oriented evaluation process, in correspondence with the professional profile of the specialist model projected and the contemporary trends in medical education postgraduate. The attributes of the performance evaluation process are justified as a tool to manage lifelong learning, by promoting the development and empowerment of capabilities for self-regulation of learning and its projection in self-regulation of performance.


In a process of systematization of various publications, the characteristics of the performance evaluation process in medical specialties are established, and the procedures and instruments described in the literature are exposed as having the greatest impact on their development.

Keywords : evaluation; performance; procedures; tools.

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