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Educación Médica Superior

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MIRALLES AGUILERA, Eva de los Ángeles. Theoretical Model for the Academic Credit System for medical studies in Cuba. Educ Med Super [online]. 2020, vol.34, n.4, e2711.  Epub Jan 01, 2021. ISSN 0864-2141.


The Cuban doctor training program has national and international prestige, which has favored the increase of international cooperation, both in postgraduate and undergraduate degrees. However, the syllabus for the medical studies does not include academic credits that facilitate homologation and validation processes allowing insertion into the labor market.


To design a theoretical model of the academic credit system for medical studies in Cuba that favors homologation and validation in the international context.


A development research was carried out in the pedagogical field with a mixed approach, using qualitative and quantitative methods and procedures to obtain information through different routes or sources. Methodological triangulation was used to integrate the results.


The design of the theoretical model had comprehensive and participatory conception in response to the needs of homologation and validation. This theoretical model was structured at theoretical-normative levels -including theoretical referents, dimensions and indicators and theoretical conceptual. It encompasses its own components and their interrelation to achieve the desired purpose.


The modeling as a scientific method allowed preparing the theoretical model of the academic credit system in Cuba, to favor the homologation and validation processes in the international context.

Keywords : academic credits; theoretical model; homologation; validation.

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