Objective: To describe the scientific production in medical education in Latin America in Scopus, in the period 2011-2015. Methods: Bibliometric cross-sectional study. A search of scientific papers for the period 2011-2015 was carried out in Scopus, using terms related to medical education and specifying that at least one author should be affiliated with a Latin American country. Each paper was reviewed to select original papers that have studied medical education topics. Finally, its features were recorded and analysed using Microsoft Excel 2010. Results: In the period 2011 - 2015, a total of 850 original medical education papers were published with authors from Latin America in Scopus, of which 49.1% had an author from Brazil. The number of publications per year was stationary. The most frequent study population were medical students (54.0%). The most frequent topic was the evaluation of competences (30.7%). Of the papers found, 21.1% were of international collaboration, but there was little (4.1%) collaboration with authors from other Latin American countries. Conclusions: Research in medical education in Latin America in the period 2011-2015 is still deficient and stationary. The main topic was the assessment of competences, while the most frequent studied population were medical students. International collaboration was low, and collaboration among Latin American countries was lower than collaboration with countries outside Latin America.
|Translated title of the contribution||Scientific production on medical education in Latin America in Scopus, 2011-2015|
|Number of pages||6|
|State||Published - Mar 2019|