How to do an optimal Family Residence Final Project?

Residents of Family and Community Medicine (MFyC) have a new document for the elaboration of their Final Residency Projects (TFR). It is a “schematic, concrete and practical” guide that indicates the steps to follow to carry out a TFR, as explained to Medical Writing Ana Maria MateosFamily doctor at the San Isidro de Los Palacios health center (Seville) and creator of the new document.

It is the result of a period of “team” work between different actors of Andalusian healthas Mateos states: “As Family and Community Medicine Teachers, we plan to prepare this document with the collaboration of the Statistics and Research Methodology Unit and the Research Ethics Committee of the South Seville Health Management Area ”.

The physician herself is, in turn, Resident Investigation Consultant of MFyC in the Southern Health Management Area of ​​Seville, therefore, in addition to preparing this new material, it is in charge of directing, tutoring and supervising the final projects of Family Medicine residents. “We must be systematic and orderly in its elaboration and do not forget that it must be ethical, feasible, interesting, novel and relevant”, says Mateos.

A job that he accepted a year and a half ago when he took on the “challenge of advising” the residents. To do this, the doctor has a specific time in her working day to dedicate herself to this task in an “optimum” way, he says.

The importance of research

However, from the South Seville Health Management Area they ask for more time during the research training process: “Until they start their training period during the residency, contact with research is usually only theoretical. Perhaps it should be included a more practical part to familiarize them with this facet of the specialist in Family and Community Medicine, which is as important as regular clinical practice”, Mateos emphasizes.

From the Junta de Andalucía point out that this initiative is “novel and highly applicable”, since it power research as a field of competence for residents in the South Seville Health Management Area. “It is a tool that facilitates the task that culminates the postgraduate specialized training period, conceptualized for its complexity when linked to research,” they emphasize.

The guide includes in a “detailed and practical” way the sections that a research paper “must include” together with a description of the contents of each of them. Since the goals that he has to pursue the job, until the justification of the subject or the Ethical aspects.

In addition, Ana María Mateos emphasizes that residents have to take into account the possible applicability of work when doing their TFRs, since “statistically significant” results will make the TFR findings apply in “clinical practice”. An investigative text, which will help, ultimately, to improve care and quality of care of Family and Community Medicine.

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