Historical Aspects of Teaching Clinical Cardiology in the Old Hospital Nacional de Clínicas (1901-1956)

Alfredo Buzzi, Ricardo J. Gelpi



The development of scientific knowledge and technology in the field of health sciences evolves so rapidly that the implementation of new ways of continuous education is essential to prevent human resource obsolescence, a circumstance that occurs more frequently than that of other resources of the area. The main activity of the Argentine Society of Cardiology is spreading the scientific knowledge by developing Congresses, publishing the

Revista Argentina de Cardiología , organizing face-to-face courses, scientific meetings and the PROSAC, the Argentine Society of Cardiology Distance Learning Program.




To communicate the experience of the Cardiology Update Program, PROSAC, implemented by the Argentine Society of Cardiology since 2007.


Material and Methods

The PROSAC includes texts (printed material), conferences and controversies, case reports, image gallery (included in a CD provided with the printed material) and written tests at the end of each module. All the material is also available at the web site www.sac.org.ar


The program started in August 2007 and 498 participants were matriculated; by December 2010 the number increased to 847 professionals, 68% men and 32% women; age ranged from 40 to 60 years. The course was published in 5 modules (10 fascicles). The test was taken and approved by 79% of those enrolled in the program.

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Revista argentina de cardiología. ISSN en línea 1850-3748. Argentine journal of cardiology (English ed. Online ISSN 2314-2286) Sociedad Argentina de Cardiología. Azcuénaga 980 (C1115AAD),Ciudad Autónoma de Buenos Aires, República Argentina. Tel. (54 11) 4961-6027/8/9 Fax: 4961-6020 www.sac.org.ar revista@sac.org.ar