Rheumatic diseases are very prevalent in the population and represent an important number of primary health care consultations. In this sense, there is a need to maintain and possibly strengthen the knowledge of this area of knowledge on the part of physicians who treat this type of patients.
This is the case of Specialist Physicians or in general and family medicine training. This need is contemplated in the plan of training of physicians in this Specialty, regulated by Ordinance No. 45/2015 of February 20, where Rheumatology is considered one of the Specialties that can be included in training stages (Point 2.2.2).
At the end of training clinicians will be able to identify and guide patients with musculoskeletal complaints, based on improved capabilities for integrating semiological data with complete diagnostic means. They will also be better prepared to guide from the therapeutic point of view and with better ability to refer to the Specialty.