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Revista de Gastroenterología del Perú

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CASTILLO CONTRERAS, Ofelia; SANDOVAL VEGAS, Miguel; DIAZ FERRER, Javier  and  SORIANO ALVAREZ, César. Perception of the gastroenterologist about the needs of continuing medical education in Peru. Rev. gastroenterol. Perú [online]. 2018, vol.38, n.4, pp.356-364. ISSN 1022-5129.

Objective: To determine the perception of the gastroenterologist about the needs of continuing medical education (CME) in Peru. Material and methods: Cross-sectional and descriptive study. The sample was not probabilistic. A survey was applied to the gastroenterologists members of the Society of Gastroenterology of Peru. The questionnaire was developed based on the "Canadian Association of Gastroenterology Educational Needs Assessment Report" with a Likert scale of 5 points (1 = not necessary and 5 = indispensable). The average of the scores obtained in each of the 33 items of the clinical, endoscopic and learning methods areas was determined. Results: There were 75 participants and the average age was 43.40 years (SD ± 10.22 years). The place of work was mainly Lima (68%) and the majority (50.67%) had a service time of less than 5 years. The perception of educational needs in the clinical area was higher for gastric cancer (4.37 ± 0.87) and colon cancer (4.37 ± 0.83); in the endoscopic area were polypectomy (4.15 ± 0.95) and emergency techniques (4.13 ± 0.99). The main learning methods for gastroenterologists were attendance at congresses (4.29 ± 0.83) and endoscopic workshops (4.19 ± 1.06). Conclusions: The perception of the gastroenterologist surveyed on the needs of CME was mainly on gastric and colon cancer issues. Most of them considered congress attendance as the main learning method.

Keywords : Education, medical, continuing; Gastroenterology; Surveys and questionnaires.

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