The Medical University of Santiago de Cuba has an international reach
- Submitted by: Luis Manuel Mazorra
- 10 / 13 / 2011
The Medical University of Santiago de Cuba consolidates its global reach today with two thousand 738 foreign graduates from 72 countries.
This foreign enrollment has stabilized over the past five years, with more than 500 thousand students from some 50 nations, among which prevail from Haiti.
A significant aspect of international cooperation at this University is the advice and support for the emergence of powers of these disciplines in various African states and the Haitian soil itself.
In arriving at these 50 years, the authorities, the faculty and students on campus organized a commemorative program, which will be enhanced by contributions to the development of medicine in eastern Cuba, to be headquartered in the training of human resources sector here.
To be inaugurated on February 10, 1962 by the then Minister of Health Jose Ramon Machado Ventura, the former School of Medicine was ascribed to the University of the East and took in students from Camaguey to Guantanamo province today.
During this period, have left their classrooms 42 000 010 doctors, dentists, registered nurses, technologists and psychologists, while in the current school year enrollment totaled 16 000 802 students in those five races, from this province and other countries.