Cadernos de Saúde Pública
Print version ISSN 0102-311X
GIL, Célia Regina Rodrigues. Human resources training in family health: paradoxes and perspectives. Cad. Saúde Pública [online]. 2005, vol.21, n.2, pp. 490-498. ISSN 0102-311X. http://dx.doi.org/10.1590/S0102-311X2005000200015.
This article presents a profile of former students in both a Fellowship and a Multidisciplinary Residency in Family Health funded by the REFORSUS Project of the Brazilian Ministry of Health and inaugurated in 2001. The survey covered 16 fellowships (38.0%) and 9 residencies (69.0%), analyzing 873 questionnaires (709 and 164, respectively). Students in both programs were predominantly females and nurses, having finished their undergraduate training within five years previously. In the Fellowship, the majority of the students were professionals participating in the Family Health teams; one-third of the students had already finished other fellowships, unlike the students in the Multidisciplinary Residency. This type of study helped characterize the student body enrolled in lato sensu graduate training programs and to adjust the supply of such courses to the demand.
Keywords : Health Occupations Manpower; Staff Development; Family Health.