Medical students at the University of Michigan will learn in Cuban hospitals
The Michigan State University organizes a course now to develop in Cuba with the participation of US medical students.
It is a kind of internship in Cuban hospitals, in order to learn about the medical system in the country, revealed the coordinators of this training project.
From next year and for two weeks 16 seniors from Osteopathic and General Medicine will be participating in the course, which is taught in a school of Cuban medicine. Also two specialized in pediatrics and obstetrics and gynecology, respectively.
According to William Cunningham, deputy dean of the College of Osteopathic Medicine and sponsor of the project: "These students will have the chance to meet the Cuban health system and compare it to America," "We want them to understand that even with all the advances in medical technology here in America, Cuba's medical system is based on primary care and public health," he added.