2012, Number 4
Hernández SAM, Olivera VM, Clark SM
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ABSTRACTIntroduction: in the history of Cuba university students find arguments and experiences to enrich their personal and social performance and at the same time they obtain the right tools to understand the problems of the complex world we live in.
Objective: Point out that teaching the history of Cuba in the medical sciences careers constitutea commitment and a challenge since the important role of this subject in the formationof professionals of the health not only in Cuba but for the rest of the world where thereexists Cuban collaboration.
Method: it was carried out a bibliographical revision of texts written by important personalities related to teaching and research of this discipline. It was also taken into consideration important reflections of the authors based on their experience of more than thirty years teaching this discipline.
Development: the systematic study of the History of Cuba is more than ever today of great importance in the current world joint. Cuba has an overflowed history of indelible examples that you/they constitute the sap of which has been nurtured and our nation is nurtured. Of there the extraordinary importance that has the knowledge of the same one, as motivation for the future to which we aspire. The teaching of the History of Cuba is a necessity for the Superior Education in all the centers and careers, because the professional egresado of the universities needs to be identified with our national history. It constitutes a true challenge for the professionals of the docencia in the University of Medical Sciences this discipline, if one keeps in mind that the History of Cuba is study object in all the teaching levels that precede it, with the result that it requires of a high preparation.
Conclusions: the teaching of the history of Cuba in the medical sciences careers has as commitmentto contribute to the formation of new professionals of health and develop their humanistic personalities. Teachers of the subject History of Cuba in the medical university face the challenge ofincreasing their professional level in order to develop a debate culture among the students so they can think, understand and finally find arguments to arrive to their own conclusions.