The exam, traditionally performed at the beginning of the year, took place on January 26 in 12 cities in Brazil. Each year the test has been marked by an evolution, especially in the pedagogical aspect, with a revision of the questions and an increasingly careful approach.
“It is essential that the resident participates in the exam, because in addition to contributing to the CBR to measure the quality of the teaching of Radiology in the country, this being its main objective, the resident can identify which areas he, specifically, needs to dedicate more time to. study. The test shows in which areas he has a greater domain and which needs attention, contributing to his better performance during the medical residency ”, explains Dr. Túlio Macedo, coordinator of the Titration and Admission Committee.
To encourage participation, if the resident reaches 70% or more in the test, that is, scores 7 or more, he is released from the theoretical part of the Specialist Title Test. In addition, the Teaching Commission analyzes and works on the results and, if eventually a residence did not have a good performance, it will be supervised so that the CBR can help it to improve teaching. If the educational institution continues to show poor results over the years, it can be disqualified.
For Dr. David Freire Maia Vieira, resident at Hospital Das Clínicas, Faculty of Medicine, USP of Ribeirão Preto, he took the Level 1 exam and signaled that the questions were varied, well elaborated and explore all areas. "The annual Residents' Assessment is a very good idea from CBR, as it evaluates in a series way the evolution of the three levels [R1, R2 and R3]", he says.
Dr. David also says that he prepared using old tests and video lessons, as well as his colleagues. "I have no doubt that the test is very important for our training and maturity within the course", he adds.
Dr. Matheus Kiyoshi Siqueira Horie, resident at Hospital Israelita Albert Einstein, took the test as R2 and, for him, the test was consistent with what is taught and difficulty, with a level of difficulty already expected. "I prepared myself by solving the questions of previous years, studying related content and taking review classes at the hospital, given by the teachers", he explained.
Also at Level 2, Dr. Damaris Versiani Caldeira Gonçalves, residing at the Federal University of Espírito Santo, evaluated the exam as balanced. "I thought they asked for a little bit of everything, questions from different areas of the specialty, and the topics were well balanced", he reinforced.
Finally, Dr. Diego Jordão Lino Dias, a resident at Hospital Heliópolis, who took the Level R3 test, positively evaluated the quality of the available images. “The images were within the standard to analyze and respond well. It was a good, well-designed test, able to assess the evolution of the three years well.