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SILVARINO, Ricardo et al. Medical recertification in Uruguay: multiple perspectives of an imperative need. Rev. Méd. Urug. [online]. 2021, vol.37, n.4, e501.  Epub Dec 01, 2021. ISSN 0303-3295.

Recertification is the result of an act by which a legally accredited entity ensures that medical professionals (previously certified) keep their knowledge and skills up to date, and that they have practiced their profession within the ethical and scientific framework that regulates the process that evolves from “knowing” to “knowing how” in their areas of specialization. Despite a long journey in Uruguay, it has not been possible to establish a universal recertification process. Multiple actors (system users, doctors, the School of Medicine, Continuing Medical Professional Development programs) regard it as a need, although some barriers must be overcome in order to define a recertification program. This document covers a few of these aspects and is the result of a working group created for the Congress held in commemoration of the 100 years of the Uruguayan Medical Association.

Keywords : Medical recertification; Continuing medical education.

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