2015, Number 1
Rev Cubana Neurol Neurocir 2015; 5 (1)
Rodríguez GPL, García GRJ, Betancourt NR, Bender BJE, Aguilera POR, Ortega SO, Lara FGE, García LAB, López AJ, Odoardo AMR, Rivero MFR, Hernández CA, Montes BJ, Labrada GY, Rodríguez PLR, Rodríguez GD
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ABSTRACTObjective: To review and formulate recommendations of cuban neurology residency curriculum for standardization and update.
Development: World neurology practice changes cause a profound, integral and update analysis about organization and contents of neurology specialty program in Cuba. In last two decades some docent’s national units make necessary, but not uniform, adjustments to 1979 year approved program with the purpose to achieve adequate formation of neurologists. This document pretends to serve as reference regarding: 1) Official specialty denomination and requisites of qualifications; 2) Specialty definition and some historic characteristic; 3) General objective and formation competences; 4) Docent strategy; 5) Distribution and duration of formation periods; 6) Specific formation contents (including objectives); 7) Recommended bibliography; 8) Formation places and resources; and 9) Evaluation system. A review was carried out about some residency programs of other countries, national documents, and various articles about this issue.
Conclusions: Understanding and critical analysis for professors and residents about objectives, strategies, and contents included in this article may contribute to fulfill most exigent standards and mission of excellence for patients care, education and investigation.