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RODRIGUEZ RIVAS, Migdalia et al. The Multidisciplinary professorship of Clinical Trials ten years after its creation in Villa Clara. EDUMECENTRO [online]. 2019, vol.11, n.1, pp.58-72. ISSN 2077-2874.


the Multidisciplinary professorship of Clinical Trials was created in Villa Clara University of Medical Sciences in 2007 as a need to guarantee higher quality in the activity of clinical trials in the province.


to describe the work developed by the professorship in its ten years of uninterrupted work.


a retrospective descriptive research was carried out from 2007 to 2017. Theoretical methods were used: analysis-synthesis, induction-deduction and historical-logical; empirical ones: the documentary review, reports of the areas issued each year, dossiers and reports on the courses taught, the annual balances, the projection of the professorship to undergraduate and primary health care, and interviews were held with teachers and executives of Villa Clara University of Medical Sciences.


postgraduate courses and training sessions were given in the different profiles related to the activity, scientific papers were presented and masters and medical specialties theses were defended. In the undergraduate program, elective courses and lectures were offered in student forums, research and diploma work were taught and pharmacology teaching was supported. More than one thousand professionals were trained in correspondence with the extension of the activity in Villa Clara.


the professorship has developed an uninterrupted work in the areas of training and scientific research, with a greater presence in the postgraduate course to promote quality in clinical trials.

Palabras clave : clinical trials as topic; history of medicine; education, medical.

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