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“Visiting Professor CBR” Program promotes the exchange of knowledge and experiences in various locations in Brazil

Highlighted during the first half of 2019 with three editions, the “Visiting Professor CBR” Program, launched last year during the entity's 70th anniversary celebrations, is one of CBR's most important educational initiatives and aims to promote the exchange of knowledge. and experiences from a teacher's visit to educational activities in residency and improvement programs throughout Brazil.

The first edition of the program took place in February, in Recife (PE), with prof. Dr. Manoel Rocha, from the Department of Radiology and Oncology, Faculty of Medicine, USP, who visited the Hospital da Restauração, in Pernambuco. With lectures and case discussions, the program covered topics such as pancreatic adenocarcinoma, pancreatic cystic lesions, cystic bile duct lesions and cholangiocarcinoma resectability criteria. Dr. Manoel Rocha was also in Maceio (AL), at Arthur Ramos Hospital.

“The 'Visiting Professor CBR' program puts experienced teachers in direct contact with resident doctors. Learning is done in many ways. We need to read articles, look up references in books, but one of the most interesting ways is direct contact with the most experienced. This is a feature present in all professions. Even services with large numbers of assistants and tutors can benefit from receiving a Visiting Professor. It is always good to hear from another service person who may take a different approach. Although aimed at residents, the program also allows the Visiting Professor to discuss with the doctors of the service, in an enriching exchange of knowledge, ”says Dr. Manoel.

In May, it was the turn of the Triangulo Mineiro Medical School, in Uberaba (MG), to receive the “Visiting Professor CBR” with Profa. Dr. Tatiana Fazecas, who provided lectures and case discussions with residents in the Pediatrics area.

“My experience was great and the exchange of experiences mutual. In the morning I was in the university hospital with all the residents of the service performing examinations on inpatients. I sought to demonstrate the peculiarities of pediatric radiology by performing more specific examinations of the specialty such as transfontanelle, medullary canal, transperineal ultrasound, evaluation of congenital dislocation of the hip and gastroesophageal reflux. In addition, it was possible to discuss some cases of tomography that the residents themselves had already separated and to show some archival cases complementing the previously discussed case information. Residents were very interested in learning new techniques and in observing different ways of performing procedures they already knew, ”recalls Dr. Tatiana.

In the afternoon, an auditorium was made available for other radiologists and colleagues from other specialties to attend. Four broader themes were chosen, such as childhood tuberculosis; indications and techniques in chest tomography; urinary tract malformation and urinary tract infection; and imaging evaluation of the digestive tract. After each theme the participants were able to ask questions, providing excellent interaction.

“Being a 'CBR Visiting Professor' is much more than bringing the knowledge of a subspecialty, it is an enriching experience for both teacher and student. There is not only knowledge exchange, but distinct realities that complement each other ”, complements Dr. Tatiana.

For Luis Luis Ronan Luis Marquez Ferreira Ferreira de Souza, responsible for the Residency Program of the Triangulo Mineiro Medical School that received the program, reinforced the contribution of the visit. “It was transformative. Receiving Dr. Tatiana's visit with such willingness and charisma to share knowledge contributed to fill a gap we had at the residence. So we organized the activities so that the resident could stay all day, taking advantage of the case discussions, the practical activities and all the exchange that the program provided ”, he says.

Another successful edition of the program was at the Santa Casa de Misericórdia de Maceió, with Prof. Dr. Valdair Muglia giving classes on abdominal imaging focusing on genitourinary disorders. “I found a group that was extremely motivated and focused on teaching activities, both in class and in case discussion. I could see the high level of preceptors of the Santa Casa de Maceió Service and their commitment to more teaching activities. Everyone was free to participate intensively in the activities and showed great interest in the activities, with high level of interaction, in a very informal environment, ”says Dr. Valdair.

The “Visiting Professor CBR” program arose from the need to offer radiologist training centers a way to address occasional shortcomings in their medical residency programs. “This is another of the College's initiatives focused on teaching activities. It was born from a very clear demand of several affiliated state societies, which the CBR strives to meet, without forgetting the other essential activities such as professional defense. After a semester of events of the 'Visiting Professor CBR Program', we can say that the initiative is fully achieving its objectives ”, concludes Dr. Valdair, who is currently also the scientific director of the institution.

For more details on how to apply for the “Visiting Professor CBR” Program please visit https://cbr.org.br/programa-professor-visitado-cbr/

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Simone Max

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