Revista Cubana de Estomatología
versión On-line ISSN 1561-297X
VILA MORALES, Dadonim; ILISASTIGUI ORTUETA, Teresita y SANTANA GARAY, Julio Cesar. Need to implement a contribution curricular doctorate in stomatologic sciences. Rev Cubana Estomatol [online]. 2010, vol.47, n.4, pp. 466-478. ISSN 1561-297X.
Introduction: Historically, the sciences doctorates health specific has been of investigative type, where a doctoral thesis providing a scientific novelty and some minimal examinations are the exercises enough to grant such doctorate. This method creates a slow scientific training and mostly self-taught and is not totally optimal when the aim is to train sciences doctors for a short period of time, that is, in a mean of 5 years. Here the international trend is the implementation of curricular doctorates guaranteeing a more effective, thoughtful, homogeneous, individualized and tutorial scientific training process. Objectives: To assess the degree need of implementation of contribution curricular doctorate en the career of Stomatology. Methods: A statistical analysis was carried out of the doctorate production in stomatologic sciences and a description of results achieved by the creation of Degrees Stomatology Commission. Results: In past 35 years 54 stomatologists has been trained as medical or stomatologic sciences. The percentage of stomatologists with scientific degree outside of the capital is very scant. The rhythm of sciences doctor's production of the National Commission of Stomatology degrees was qualified as low. Conclusions: The results achieved demonstrated the need and feasibility of elaboration and implementation of a cooperation curricular doctorate for Stomatology.
Palabras llave : Postgraduate education; doctoral training; cooperation curricular doctorate.