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Revista de Ciencias Médicas de Pinar del Río

On-line version ISSN 1561-3194


HERRERA MIRANDA, Guillermo Luis. Current trends of the process to develop research skills in Medical Students. Rev Ciencias Médicas [online]. 2013, vol.17, n.4, pp.138-153. ISSN 1561-3194.

Introduction: the process to develop research skills in Medical students is behaving as a priority in several universities all over the world. Objective: to present some considerations regarding the trends and perspectives of the process to develop research skills in Medical students. Material and method: a documentary analysis was carried out as empirical method along with logical proceedings of thinking: induction-deduction, analysis-synthesis. Results: worldwide trends regarding this process in addition to Cuba, specifically at the Medical University in Pinar del Rio were explained, assuming the following international trends: problem solving-based learning, the model of research-skills development, Boyer's commission to develop research skills in universities, implantation of active-didactic strategies in the framework of a cognitive paradigm for the institutional programme of study which included: research-breeding grounds, evidence-based medicine and learning trough research-based designs. The trends of the process in Cuba comprise the syllabuses, a model of professional, as well as the work of the teaching staff and students. Conclusions: facing the challenges of current Public Health Services, it is necessary to develop innovative educational proposals characterized by student-centered learning, promoting this way the contribution of students to the development of indispensable skills in order to satisfy the demands of their professional practice, where research skills are developed.

Keywords : Teaching; Medical education.

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