Introduction: Dual-degree (DD) in oral and maxillofacial surgery still remains a controversial and/ or unsolved issue in many countries, although there is a growing trend towards its implementation in the developed world. The aim of this research is to describe the perceptions of Chilean oral and maxillofacial surgeons about DD and their position regarding the need of its implementation in Chile. Methodology: A cross-sectional survey was performed via the LimeSurvey web platform, included all surgeons registered in the Chilean Society. The questionnaire comprised two sections dedicated to surgical practice and perceptions about DD, respectively. Results: 67% (61) of surgeons completed the survey, main proportion men with more than 5 years of surgical practice, and experience in training teaching. 55.74% (34) considered the implementation of DD programs in Chile necessary. There are correlations between this pro-DD position and hospital practice, knowledge about DD, the need for more medical skills/knowledge in daily practice, the need for DD to perform the full scope of OMS, and the opinion that Chilean training programs are not practicing at an International level. Conclusion: In Chile, as in other countries, there is a dichotomic view of DD, and it appears absolutely possible to initiate a propositive discussion about it.
|Título traducido de la contribución||Perceptions of Chilean oral and maxillofacial surgeons about dual-degree|
|Número de páginas||5|
|Publicación||Revista Chilena de Cirugia|
|Estado||Publicada - 1 ene 2014|
- "Education, Dental [MeSH]
- "Education, Medical [MeSH]"
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