Medical School in Cuba?
Posted: 13 July 2007 04:54 PM   [ Ignore ]
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Have you attended or know anyone who has attended medical school in Cuba?

This article Cuban medical schools offer free scholarships to U.S. has received MANY comments since we posted it over three years ago.

This article Go be a medical student in Cuba has also received many comments.

We have decided to close the articles to comments and send people over to this new thread for discussion. Many people want to know how to get into medical school in Cuba so if anyone has any information, this is the place.

Post here and you will be updated each time someone posts information. You will have to join as a member but there is no cost or obligation.

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Posted: 25 July 2007 03:04 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 1 ]
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There is also this thread How to study medicine in Cuba at http://havanajournal.com/forums/viewthread/377/

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Posted: 25 July 2007 03:05 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 2 ]
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Found this news story

Cuba Graduates 2,470 New Doctors

Havana, July 24 (acn) Cuban Health Minister Jose Ramon Balaguer described the graduation on Tuesday of 2,470 new doctors from Cuba and a host of other nations as the practical expression of the ideas of President Fidel Castro.
 
The evening’s graduation from the Higher Institute of Medical Sciences in Havana included the third graduating class of the Havana-based Latin American School of Medicine, with over 1,800 doctors including eight physicians from the United States receiving their diplomas.

Nationwide, Cuba graduated a total of 8,884 medical professionals this year from various nations as doctors, dentists, nurses and health technicians, said Balaguer.

The public health minister further noted that at present 53,000 young people from Cuba and 88 other countries are taking medical courses in Cuba, while Cuban specialists are training other students in their respective nations.

At the same time, Cuban doctors are currently assisting 60 million people around the world, the Health Minister, he added.

Reverend Lucius Walker, founder of the Pastors for Peace organization, called the graduation a significant and unprecedented world event.

The US graduates, as many Latin American youths who have become doctors at the Cuban school, plan to return to their country and provide health care in poor neighborhoods and communities.

“Cuba offered us full scholarships to study medicine here. In exchange, we commit ourselves to go back to our communities to provide health care to underserved people,” said Carmen Landau, 30, of Oakland, California as quoted by Reuters news agency.

“We have studied medicine with a humanitarian approach,” said Kenya Bingham, 29, of Alameda, California. She added that “health care is not seen as a business in Cuba. When you are sick, they are not going to try to charge you or turn you away if you don’t have insurance,” she said.

“The future is ours, The Americas and Africa are waiting for us,” said Chilean graduate Katia Millarai Rivera as she spoke on behalf of all foreign graduates.

The ceremony, held at Havana’s Karl Marx Theater, was also attended by Cuban Vice President Carlos Lage and other Cuban Communist Party Politburo members including Jose Ramon Machado Ventura and Concepcion Campa.

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Posted: 25 July 2007 04:52 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 3 ]
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Found this article too. Maybe you can try to contact some of these former students? Keep us posted.

U.S. medical students graduate debt-free in Cuba

“There are 88 Americans studying medicine in Cuba. The first to graduate two years ago was Cedric Edwards, who is now working at Montefiore Hospital in New York City’s Bronx borough.”

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Posted: 28 July 2007 10:24 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 4 ]
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I don’t know of any Americans or even Canadians studying there, but obviously Cuba is continually producing doctors that end up working throughout Latin America.  I did hear about a situation in which a bunch of doctors were trying to defect out in Venezuela or Argentina recently.

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Posted: 29 July 2007 05:18 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 5 ]
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heard similar. from Venezuela where they had been sent in teh exchange docs for oil program. Apparently first encouraged by the US, then left dangling so now they’re in a bit of a mess.  Maybe someone has specifics (or can correct me if I got my facts wrong)

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Posted: 06 January 2009 10:35 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 6 ]
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We have just created a new thread in our Cuba forum that is designed to be a central location for more information on Cuba med school.

How to get into Cuba medical school

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Posted: 01 July 2009 08:33 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 7 ]
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In case if anyone is looking for distance learning online medical schools, can refer to SchoolsGalore.com

SchoolsGalore.com is a directory of top online schools, colleges and universities with the links to descriptions and search options for online courses or several distance learning programs.

I hope it helps.

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Posted: 01 July 2009 08:44 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 8 ]
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austinstrickland,

Are you associated with schoolsgalore.com and/or allegrofreight.com?

You seem to offer nothing except questionable links.

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Posted: 01 July 2009 08:58 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 9 ]
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My apologies admin but associated in what sense? I use both of them and I know a lot more other resources as well. Would like to offer what I feel credible. No regrets please.

I’ll try to be productive for to the community.

Thanks

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Posted: 01 July 2009 09:03 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 10 ]
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Okay thanks. We’ve had a flood of comment spammers lately leaving general comments but with links in the signature.

Associated in the sense like do you have a vested self interest to promote either website?

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