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Educación Médica Superior

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DE LEON CASTILLO, Mercedes del Carmen. Historical approach to the teaching and learning process in the medical sciences. Educ Med Super [online]. 2012, vol.26, n.2, pp.326-335. ISSN 0864-2141.

This paper analyzed the history of the emergence of the teaching/learning process in the medical sciences in Cuba from the colonial times to the revolutionary period. It addressed some aspects that allow us to know the creation of the first international centers, the work of distinguished figures in this historical evolution, the influence of their philosophical, pedagogic and revolutionary thinking on the emergence and the development of higher medical education according to the historical and cultural contexts of each phase. It also reviewed the work carried out by some significant personalities in the development of universal education, whose reinvigorated ideas in the field of pedagogy are still valid. It concluded in the revolutionary period with advances that were never achieved in previous stages and that have substantially changed the curricula and syllabi for the formation of a professional that can be on par with the current demands.

Keywords : medical education; curricula; syllabi.

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