Santiago de Cuba, Sep 16.- The University of Medical Sciences (UCM) of Santiago de Cuba received the first students of the Caribbean Community (CARICOM), through a plan of scholarships offered by Cuba to train physicians and specialists in the various branches of Medicine.
Ramon Romero, methodology expert of foreign scholarship holders at the UCM, explained on Tuesday that these are subventions to help train experts in countries of the region, which will benefit the social development of their nations and improve their health systems.
Studying at the UCM are 580 foreigners from 43 nations in four faculties, most of them from Haiti, with 91 students, in pre- and post-graduate courses and health technologies. Also included are Cuban graduates from Havana’s Latin American Medical School (ELAM).(RHC)