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[The importance of master's degree and doctorate degree in general surgery].

Authors
  • Montalvo-Javé, Eduardo Esteban1
  • Mendoza-Barrera, Germán Eduardo2
  • Valderrama-Treviño, Alan Isaac2
  • Alcántara-Medina, Stefany2
  • Macías-Huerta, Nain Abraham2
  • Tapia-Jurado, Jesús2
  • 1 Servicio de Cirugía General, Unidad 304, Hospital General de México Dr. Eduardo Liceaga, Secretaría de Salud, México D.F., México. Electronic address: [email protected]
  • 2 Departamento de Cirugía, Facultad de Medicina, Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México, México D.F., México.
Type
Published Article
Journal
Cirugia y cirujanos
Publication Date
Jan 01, 2016
Volume
84
Issue
2
Pages
180–185
Identifiers
DOI: 10.1016/j.circir.2015.11.006
PMID: 26769529
Source
Medline
Keywords
Language
Spanish
License
Unknown

Abstract

The Doctor of Philosophy is the highest academic degree that can be obtained in universities. Graduate Education Program in Medicine in Mexico is divided into 2 major categories: Medical Specialty and Master studies/Doctor of Philosophy. The objective of this study was to demonstrate the importance of master's degrees and Doctor of Philosophy in general surgery. A literature search in PubMed and Medline among others, from 1970 to 2015 with subsequent analysis of the literature reviews found. The physicians who conducted doctoral studies stand out as leaders in research, teaching and academic activities. Dual training with a doctorate medical specialty is a significant predictor for active participation in research projects within the best educational institutions. It is important to study a PhD in the education of doctors specialising in surgery, who show more training in teaching, research and development of academic activities. Currently, although there is a little proportion of students who do not finish the doctoral program, the ones who do are expected to play an important role in the future of medical scientific staff. It has been shown that most doctors with Doctor of Philosophy have wide range of career options. The importance of doctoral studies in the formation of general surgery is due to various reasons; the main one being comprehensively training physician scientists who can develop in clinical, teaching and research. Copyright © 2015 Academia Mexicana de Cirugía A.C. Published by Masson Doyma México S.A. All rights reserved.

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