1 Institute of Immunobiology and Human Genetics, Faculty of Medicine, Ss. Cyril and Methodius University in Skopje, Republic of Macedonia. 50 Divizija No 16, PO Box 60, 1109 Skopje, Republic of Macedonia. Telephone: +389 2 3110556. Telefax: +389 2 3110558
We present English abstracts of PhD theses defended in 2012 at the Faculty of Medicine, Ss. Cyril and Methodius University in Skopje, Republic of Macedonia. English summaries are published as they are translated by authors and included in the final version of defended PhD. Macedonian Medical Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) theses are deposited in the Central Medical Library and National and University Library “St. Kliment Ohridski” in Skopje.
At the Faculty of Medicine in Skopje 21 PhD theses there were defended in 2012, four of them without English abstract (19.0%): two from the University Clinic of Digestive Surgery, one from the University Children's Hospital, and one from University Clinic of Rheumatology. Eleven PhDs are without Key words (52.4%), and eight of them are with structured abstracts (38.1%). One PhD is even without mentor (University Clinic for Orthopaedic Surgery).
Editorial Board does not take any responsibility either for the content, nor the quality of the abstracts. Primary responsibility for the quality of the PhD theses belongs to the mentors, to the institutions they are representing, and to the Vice-Dean of science. They should be more actively involved in the preparation of Doctor of Philosophy theses in order international standards to be achieved.
Defended PhDs can be cited as they are published in this and in the previous reports.