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OCHOA ALONSO, Alcides Abad  and  RODRIGUEZ CABRERA, Aida. Organization management for the local Ph.D. in Health Sciences studies in Holguín. Rev. cub. salud pública [online]. 2010, vol.36, n.3, pp.280-284. ISSN 1561-3127.

One of the instructions of the Ministry of Public Health is the development of strategies for the intensive formation of Ph.D. in health sciences, mainly at local level. To this end, Holguín province intended to give a boost to the process of Ph.D. formation in the health sciences field, in order to increase the level of academic excellence at the provincial medical science university, as part of its insertion in the international arena, and additionally, as a response to the request of the health professionals in that province. The strategy and its design, based on a flexible formation process adapted to the present standards of the National Commission of Scientific Degrees in Cuba for obtaining Ph.D. in a given specialty, was presented. This procedure is known and used in other sectors, but it is practically unknown in the healthcare sector. This process of Ph.D. formation is a model of academic transformation that speeds up the formation Doctors of health sciences in Holguin, and anticipates short-term availability of a significant group of scientifically sounded professors. After one year of the implementation of this strategy, stimulating results were observed and new projections towards its sustainability have been set.

Keywords : Organization management; Ph.D. formation; Health sciences.

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