Saturday, July 14, 2012
Over 15,000 Foreign Physicians Graduated in Cuba in Seven Years
Havana, Cuba, July 14.- Thanks to the project of Havana’s Latin American Medical School (ELAM), over 15,000 students from about 100 nations have become physicians since the first graduation of the center in 2005, as announced by officials of that institution.
In an exclusive interview with ACN, Nancy Remon, director for International Relations of the ELAM, pointed out that over 8,000 from that figure concluded their studies in the 2011- 2012 academic year -the 8th and the largest graduation in the school’s history.
Founded by the leader of the Cuban Revolution on November 15, 1999, the Project is part of the Comprehensive Health Program with which the Caribbean island extends its solidarity to several States in terms of medical cooperation.
Dr. Juan Carrizo, rector of the ELAM, stated that this shows what a nation that is poor in economic resources by rich in spirit and with the necessary political will can do to help other peoples.
Remon added that, at present, over 19,000 students from more than 100 Latin American and Caribbean countries, as well as from the United States, Africa, Asia and Oceania are studying to become physicians by way of this scientific-pedagogical project. (ACN)
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