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Educación Médica Superior

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BERNAZA RODRIGUEZ, Guillermo Jesús et al. Postgraduate education before the new circumstances created by COVID-19. Educ Med Super [online]. 2020, vol.34, n.4, e2718.  Epub Jan 01, 2021. ISSN 0864-2141.


The response given by the Cuban Government and by science before the epidemiological situation we are going through, and before the confrontation of the fundamental concerns of the country's development, motivates reflection and more resolute action on what needs to be done in postgraduate studies to contribute to valid, sustained, innovative and applicable solutions to these problems.


To present, from the perspective of postgraduate education, some reflections and actions in the face of the new circumstances produced by COVID-19 and the concerns regarding the country's development.

Author's position:

Postgraduate education will face more complex problems, by breaking disciplinary limitations, upon the basis of solid scientific and technological foundations, which gives rise to innovative, strategic solutions committed to society and its development in the construction of prosperous and sustainable socialism. However, to achieve this, continuity in professional training at the highest level is not enough. We must consider dissimilar processes of science, technology and innovation that take place in postgraduate studies, whose products have an impact on the well-being of society, as well as on its development; hence, its marked and necessary relevance.


Postgraduate training is necessary and essentially innovative, a reason why it requires a deep look and not to be conceived only as high-level education, because it involves science, technology, innovation and generation of knowledge. Specific emerging actions are required, with an accentuated character based on the new circumstances created by COVID-19 and the need to continue developing the country.

Keywords : postgraduate education; actions for change; COVID-19.

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