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Asistencia, docencia y formación marcarán la recertificación de SEMI

This will be the SEMI re-accreditation for internists

Rafael Monte Sicades, May Montserrat Chimino Vinas and Jesus Diez Manglano.

The Spanish Society of Internal Medicine (SEMI) presented at its 42nd National Congress Re-certification project To implement it throughout 2022, as long as Ministry of Health Failure to carry out the rehabilitation agreed upon with all scientific societies.

Intervention by Jesus Diez Manglano

“We live in a changing world and Knowledge also changes. So we must Quality assurance of care And that internists have the necessary skills and knowledge according to the moment. This is confirmed by a document proving that this is the case.” Jesus Diez ManglanoSEMI President, during a joint intervention with Mª Montserrat Chimeno Viñas, the second vice president, and Rafael Monte Cycades, chief of internal service at Lucus Augusti Hospital.

The idea of ​​SEMI is Create a culture Rehabilitation They see it necessary to promote now, while the authorities do not finish carrying out a case that they have been talking about for a long time. We suggest something feasible and achievable for all internists. “Whether they are in reference hospitals and regional hospitals, or those who focus more on research than clinical practice,” Diez Manglano says.

As detailed by the chief of SEMI The “spirit” of the project It mirrors modernization efforts through a “simple and easy to understand” process. In addition, it is initially planned to conduct it every ten years (about three corrections throughout the profession); respect the independence of the professional in the organization of his ongoing training activities; conduct a peer review; And it does not entail an economic cost to the internist.

What are the requirements to access SEMI re-accreditation?

All health professionals who wish to access rehabilitation must meet the following criteria:

  • Obtaining a degree accredited or certified by the authorities in Spain.

  • To have seniority as a member of more than three years and to be aware of the payment of fees.

  • Acceptance of the rules established in the rehabilitation system.

  • Not have been convicted or have legal and/or moral sanctions that impede the development of the profession.

  • Justification of the benefits claimed in the recertification process.

  • At least 9 years have passed since the title of specialist or since the last rehabilitation.

“We propose achievable rehabilitation for all internists”

What would the areas to be evaluated be and how much would you add to each?

“The areas we will evaluate will mainly be assistance, a job in which what is known and ongoing training are shown. To a lesser extent, teaching, research and other aspects such as management will be taken into account”, explains Díez Manglano.

To achieve rehabilitation, at least 80 points must be achieved out of the 150 points at stake, and a minimum of 30 points must be obtained in the two major areas. The activity asistencial It will be distributed as follows:

  • For each year worked in the internal medicine ward: 1.5 points

  • For each year worked as head of the department: 1.5

  • Per year worked in trained guards (minimum 2 per month): 1.5

  • For each year of full-time training: 1.5

  • Per year of part-time medical work: 1

  • Continuing training will be distributed as follows:

  • By undergraduate master’s degree: 25

  • Per university expert course: 5

  • For each continuing education credit accredited by the Commission for Continuing Education for Health Professions: 1

  • Per ECTS Continuing Training Credit: 2

Teaching will be as follows:

  • For each year as a university professor or full professor: 3

  • For each year as Associate Professor of Health Sciences: 1

  • Per year as internal medicine resident teacher: 2

  • By the university’s master’s degree director and/or master’s degree SEMI: 2

  • Per presentation at a national or independent Congress or SEMI working group meeting: 1

  • Per teaching hour in a CFCPS-accredited course (maximum 2 points per course): 0.5


  • PhD: 5

  • Ph.D. Thesis Direction: 3

  • For the first, second, and last author of a scholarly article listed on PuBMed: 1

  • By an author elsewhere in a scholarly article included in PubMed: 0.5

  • Per presentation at a national or independent Congress or SEMI working group meeting: 1

  • For first, second and last author of a communication to an international conference (must be organized by an international community): 0.5

  • per book chapter: 1

  • Per Principal Investigator for a Competitive Project (FIS, EU): 3

Other aspects:

  • For each year of membership in a clinical committee: 0.5

  • Per references in journals included in PubMed (per article): 0.5

  • To belong to the organizing or scientific committee of the National Congress: 1

  • For each year as a member of the editorial committee for indezada in PubMed, RECCMI or Span J Med: 0.5

  • Per year as SEMI Working Group Coordinator: 1

  • For each year as a member of the SEMI Board of Directors or an independent association of internal medicine: 1

In addition, they must have training in at least three of the more than 20 fields recognized by SEMI.

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