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CASURIAGA, Ana et al. Ten years of specialist training in Pediatrics at the Asociación Española HMO: main achievements and satisfaction levels of pediatricians. Arch. Pediatr. Urug. [online]. 2020, vol.91, n.5, pp.277-286.  Epub 01-Oct-2020. ISSN 0004-0584.


training of specialists in Pediatrics accredited by the Graduate Medical School at Associated Training Centers (ATC) contributes to the decentralized training and continuous improvement process of quality of care.


describe characteristics, academic progress and level of satisfaction of the residents at this ATC between 2009 and 2019.

Materials and methods:

variables: age, origin, marital status, number of children, chronic diseases, professional activities, number of courses passed, mandatory papers, final tests passed, research papers submitted to congresses, publications, residency period, sub-specialties. The characteristics and academic progress were obtained from files. The level of satisfaction was obtained from an anonymous voluntary online survey.


24 residents were included during this period. 17 had finished curricular studies, 15 had obtained their degree, median age at the beginning of residency: 27 years, 5 were from the interior of the country, 15 had a stable partner, 9 had children and 9 had full-time positions at the institution. Regarding the present 7 residents, the median age at the beginning of residency: 26 years, all are from Montevideo, 5 have a stable partner, 1 has children and 6 have extracurricular activities. More than 70% of all responses assessed showed a high level of satisfaction.


the experience of the last 10 years has been positive. It enabled the organization to obtain develop genuine highly committed human resources with institutional identity, good academic development and a high level of academic and job satisfaction.

Palabras clave : Pediatricians; Internship and residency; Job satisfaction.

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