Over 15 Thousand Doctors from other Countries Graduated in Cuba
Havana, July 14 (RHC) The Latin American School of Medicine, in Cuba, has graduated over 15 thousand medical doctors from countries of all continents since the first graduation took place in 2005.
In statements to the Cuban News Agency, the director of International Relations at the Medical School Nacy Remon said that more than 8 thousand new doctors will graduate this year, the center’s largest graduation ever.
Founded on November 15, 1999 by Cuban Revolution leader Fidel Castro, the Latin American School of Medicine is a project with the Cuban Comprehensive Health Program, which offers medical cooperation to other nations of the world.
The school forms medical doctors particularly focusing on primary healthcare, said Doctor Juan Carrizo, who noted that the doctors graduate with high scientific level, plus values marked by humanism, ethics and solidarity.
The scientific and pedagogical project, which offers free of charge medical training, currently has a registration of over 19 thousand students from the first to sixth year, with the youths coming from more than 100 Latin American, Caribbean, Africa and Asian countries, including the United States.