Over 700 Haitian Physicians Graduated from Cuba’s Caribbean School of Medicine

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SANTIAGO DE CUBA, Cuba - With the graduation this week of 115 new Haitian physicians, the number of young doctors from that country who have graduated from the Santiago de Cuba-based Caribbean School of Medicine rises to 731.

This cooperation project, conceived by Fidel Castro 12 years ago, had its first graduation in 2005 and there are currently another 291 youths from Haiti receiving training there with the purpose of graduating one thousand Haitian doctors in medicine in a decade.

The rector of the school, Dr. Rosa Delia Deconger, told Granma newspaper that there are also more than 100 residents on their second specialty, mainly Pediatrics, Surgery, Obstetrics and Gynecology, and Cardiology.

The Caribbean School of Medicine was founded almost 31 years ago and it has already graduated 4,812 physicians, including 1,051 doctors from 25 nations, mainly from the Caribbean and Africa. (ACN)


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