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Revista Archivo Médico de Camagüey

On-line version ISSN 1025-0255

Abstract

GARAY-CRESPO, María Isabel; HERNANDEZ-NARINO, Arialys  and  RAMOS-CASTRO, Guillermo. Analysis and strategic improvement of the researchers’ category process. AMC [online]. 2020, vol.24, n.3, e7217.  Epub June 01, 2020. ISSN 1025-0255.

Background:

the improvement of the health scientific potential represents a goal that implies determination and commitment of all actors.

Objective:

to develop strategic actions to improve the researchers’ category processat the Matanzas University of Medical Sciences.

Methods:

a quasi-experimental study of intervention in the area of ​​Science and Technological Innovation was carried out,2009-2019 period. The study population consists of 230 professionals with research category. Selected variables: researchers categorized by year, profession and scientific categories. The process of scientific ranks appointmentswas assessed byanalyzing weaknesses, threats, strengths and opportunities. A strategy was carried out supported by objectives, actions and measuring criteria; the strategy was implemented and evaluated by comparing results of the year 2019 with those of the 2015-2018 period.

Results:

the highest percentage of researchers with categories corresponded to medical professionals and secondary care institutions. There were difficulties detected in the process performance. Actions were focused on the identification of professionals, integration with doctoral training and the dissemination of scientific information. There were documented improvement areas in the highest ranks as well as future issues to work on.

Conclusions:

the identification of inadequacies in the university research categorization process was a starting point to strategically project actions and implement them to reverse this situation, based on process improvement process and hence, it allowed the validation of its relevance under a necessary continuous improvement approach in Science and Technological Innovation System of Matanzas University of Medical Sciences.

Keywords : TEACHER TRAINING/methods; CERTIFICATION; PROFESSIONAL TRAINING; RESEARCHER PERFORMANCE EVALUATION SYSTEMS; FACULTY/education.

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