If a person were to study medicine in Cuba, would they be qualified (recognized/accredited) to practice medicine in North America, and other ‘1st world countries’? I know that Cuban trained Doctors are not able to practice medicine in Canada, but, I am wondering about other countries in the world? I know that (if trained in Cuba) a person can practice medicine in most other Latin American countries, but, I am doubting they would be able to practice medicine in the United States or most European countries. The education, technology..etc., etc., (I believe) is simply too ‘3rd world’ to be able to practice medicine in ‘1st world countries’. A friend of mine had told me that he knew of ‘many Americans and Canadians” that went to study medicine in Cuba, because it was so much cheaper than, (if they were to study) in Canada or the USA…however, I simply cannot see that they would be qualified or recognized in these (and most other countries)? I believe that my Cuban friend may (simply) be buying the Cuban propaganda…milled out. Like I said, I know for a fact that Cuban trained Doctors are not recognized in Canada, at all. And, from what he has told me, it simply does not make sense. Why would any Canadian or American go to Cuba for medical training, if they would not be recognized/accredited to practice medicine in their own countries? The only thing I can can think of is if they were always planning on practicing medicine in a Latin American country? Of course the education is cheaper, but, what would the point be, if you were unable to practice in your own country? I would appreciate any information available. Unfortunately. most Cubans still believe (what the government has told them) about Cuba having some of the best health care in the world. I have been to Cuba, for many, many months…I did need to go to a Cuban hospital…and it was like a nightmare from 1893! Bugs…feces….no instruments (let alone sterile)...dirt everything…everywhere…a real, utter nightmare. Whatever hospiatal Micheal Moore used in his documentary were a figment of his imagination, as I have seen the real thing.