Why Study medicine in Cuba?

If you’re looking to study medicine in Cuba, you have come to the right place. Cuba has a world-renowned medical education system that has trained thousands of doctors who now work in countries around the globe. In this article, we’ll explore the benefits of studying medicine in Cuba, the admission requirements, and what you can expect from the curriculum.

Study medicine in Cuba

Why Study Medicine in Cuba?

Cuba has been consistently recognized for its excellence in healthcare and medical education. The country has a long history of sending medical professionals to work in other countries, particularly in areas of need. This is a testament to the quality of education provided by Cuba’s medical schools.

In addition to the quality of education, studying medicine in Cuba is also an affordable option. Compared to medical schools in other countries, the tuition fees in Cuba are relatively low. This makes it an attractive option for students who may not be able to afford the high costs of medical education in other countries.

 

Admission Requirements

To apply for medical school in Cuba, you must have completed high school or an equivalent program. You will also need to pass an entrance exam that tests your knowledge of basic sciences such as biology, chemistry, and physics. Additionally, you will need to have a good command of the Spanish language, as all courses are taught in Spanish.

It’s worth noting that the admission process for international students is highly competitive. This is because the number of seats available for international students is limited. Therefore, it’s important to prepare well for the entrance exam and to have a strong academic record.

 

Curriculum

The medical education system in Cuba is based on a six-year curriculum. The first two years are dedicated to basic sciences such as anatomy, physiology, and biochemistry. The next two years focus on clinical sciences, including internal medicine, pediatrics, obstetrics and gynecology, and surgery. The final two years are spent completing clinical rotations in various specialties.

In addition to the core curriculum, students are also required to complete community service and research projects. This is in line with Cuba’s emphasis on preventive medicine and public health.

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Conclusion

Studying medicine in Cuba is an excellent option for students who are passionate about healthcare and want to make a difference in the world. The quality of education and the affordable tuition fees make it an attractive option. However, it’s important to keep in mind that the admission process is highly competitive, and students will need to work hard to succeed. If you’re up for the challenge, studying medicine in Cuba could be the first step towards a fulfilling career in healthcare.

 

41 comments

  • Favour (last name withheld for privacy protection)

    June 25, 2023 at 9:36 am

    Good day sir,ma,

    I am a studying medicine in saratove University Russia, just concluded 200level, entering 300 level by September. I would like to transfer to Cuba medical University.

    Please will this transfer be possible to same level for me? And if yes, what are my requirements. Thank you.

    Reply

    • CubaHeal Client Care

      June 29, 2023 at 5:40 pm

      Dear Favour,

      Unfortunately, you would be required to start from the beginning.

      Regards,

      Reply

      • Emmanuel Santigie Kamara

        January 30, 2024 at 8:23 pm

        I’m a nurse in Sierra Leone and I wanted to study medicine in Cuba, as medicine is my passion. I want a guide to your entering process, thank you

        Reply

  • Zine

    July 5, 2023 at 3:25 pm

    My daughter is currently doing grade 12 in South Africa and is interested in studying medicine at Cuba in 2024, could you please advise on which steps I should follow to help her. Thanks

    Reply

    • CubaHeal Client Care

      July 13, 2023 at 8:34 pm

      Dear Zine,

      Your inquiry had been forwarded to our education department in order for them to reach out to you with full details of the academic program, the costs, and the steps you are required to complete in order for the education team to be able to forward your complete academic dossier to the Cuban Academic Services Authorities (CASA) for evaluation and determination of suitability.

      Best regards

      Reply

  • Bayanda (last name withheld for privacy protection)

    July 13, 2023 at 6:28 pm

    Good evening, how do I apply for medicine in Cuba. I’m doing my final year of Bsc with University of Free State (South Africa)

    Reply

    • CubaHeal Client Care

      July 13, 2023 at 8:26 pm

      Dear Bayanda,

      Your inquiry had been forwarded to our education department in order for them to reach out to you with full details of the academic program, the costs, and the steps you are required to complete in order for the education team to be able to forward your complete academic dossier to the Cuban Academic Services Authorities (CASA) for evaluation and determination of suitability.

      Best regards

      Reply

  • Linky (last name withheld for privacy protection)

    July 15, 2023 at 4:20 am

    Good day. I am a South African citizen. I want to study medicine next year 2024 in Cuba. I have a qualification : Diploma in Analytical Chemistry and in my matric results I obtained level 4 in Mathematics, level 5 Life Sciences and level 6 Physical Sciences, do I qualify? how do I apply and for scholarships? Please help

    Reply

    • CubaHeal Client Care

      August 3, 2023 at 7:04 pm

      Dear Linky,

      Your inquiry had been forwarded to our education department in order for them to reach out to you with full details of the academic program, the costs, and the steps you are required to complete in order for the education team to be able to forward your complete academic dossier to the Cuban Academic Services Authorities (CASA) for evaluation and determination of suitability.

      Best regards

      Reply

  • Azeem (last name withheld for privacy protection)

    July 16, 2023 at 7:05 pm

    I am a student from Sri Lanka i wrote my Final exams G.C.E Advance Level (Grade 13) exam (Which is conducted Island wide).I was supposed to have written it on August 2022 but due to the pandemic it was held on February 2023. and the results have yet to be published. I would like to know if I could sit for the entrance exam conducted by Cuba? and attend the university

    Reply

    • CubaHeal Client Care

      August 3, 2023 at 7:02 pm

      Good day Azeem,

      Unfortunately, you would be required to obtain the official grade 13 certification, which would later on be certified by the Cuban embassy near you.

      Reply

  • lesedi

    July 16, 2023 at 7:50 pm

    Good evening. I would like to study medicine next year in Cuba from South Africa. How can I apply for this?

    Reply

    • CubaHeal Client Care

      August 3, 2023 at 7:00 pm

      Dear lesedi,

      Your inquiry had been forwarded to our education department in order for them to reach out to you with full details of the academic program, the costs, and the steps you are required to complete in order for the education team to be able to forward your complete academic dossier to the Cuban Academic Services Authorities (CASA) for evaluation and determination of suitability.

      Best regards

      Reply

  • Nondumiso (last name withheld for privacy protection)

    July 16, 2023 at 7:57 pm

    Hi I am currently in grade 12 and i have an interest in studying medicine in Cuba in 2024.I would like to enquire about the application proces.

    Reply

    • CubaHeal Client Care

      August 3, 2023 at 6:58 pm

      Dear Nondumiso,

      Your inquiry had been forwarded to our education department in order for them to reach out to you with full details of the academic program, the costs, and the steps you are required to complete in order for the education team to be able to forward your complete academic dossier to the Cuban Academic Services Authorities (CASA) for evaluation and determination of suitability.

      Best regards

      Reply

  • Noour

    July 17, 2023 at 11:11 am

    Good Day, My daugher was studying in Cuba a few years ago but wasnt able to finish. Can she come back and restart or there is no opportunity for her ?

    Reply

    • CubaHeal Client Care

      August 3, 2023 at 6:57 pm

      Dear Noour,

      Your inquiry had been forwarded to our education department in order for them to reach out to you with full details of the academic program, the costs, and the steps you are required to complete in order for the education team to be able to forward your complete academic dossier to the Cuban Academic Services Authorities (CASA) for evaluation and determination of suitability.

      Best regards

      Reply

  • Lucy

    July 19, 2023 at 10:34 am

    Hi
    I have a for year diploma in nursing and would like to study medicine in Cuba.please tell me the requirements and the fees.

    Reply

    • CubaHeal Client Care

      August 3, 2023 at 6:55 pm

      Dear Lucy,

      Your inquiry had been forwarded to our education department in order for them to reach out to you with full details of the academic program, the costs, and the steps you are required to complete in order for the education team to be able to forward your complete academic dossier to the Cuban Academic Services Authorities (CASA) for evaluation and determination of suitability.

      Best regards

      Reply

    • Eza Mtala

      January 30, 2024 at 7:45 pm

      I completed my Grade 12 in South Africa and would like to study in Cuba please advise on the application process.

      Reply

  • Mercy

    July 20, 2023 at 1:32 pm

    Good day, I have completed my honors degree, and currently pursuing master’s of public health, always wanted to do medicine, but could not get through because of my high school points, my question is can I go through meds school with my honors or masters in public health.

    Reply

    • CubaHeal Client Care

      August 3, 2023 at 6:52 pm

      Dear Mercy,

      Your inquiry had been forwarded to our education department in order for them to reach out to you with full details of the academic program, the costs, and the steps you are required to complete in order for the education team to be able to forward your complete academic dossier to the Cuban Academic Services Authorities (CASA) for evaluation and determination of suitability.

      Best regards

      Reply

  • Elizabeth (last name withheld for privacy protection)

    July 21, 2023 at 3:56 pm

    Hi, my name is Elizabeth, my daughter is currently studying a second year BSC and would like to study Medicine in Cuba in 2024. What does she need to do.

    Reply

    • CubaHeal Client Care

      August 3, 2023 at 6:48 pm

      Dear Elizabeth,

      Your inquiry had been forwarded to our education department in order for them to reach out to you with full details of the academic program, the costs, and the steps you are required to complete in order for the education team to be able to forward your complete academic dossier to the Cuban Academic Services Authorities (CASA) for evaluation and determination of suitability.

      Best regards

      Reply

  • Ashay

    July 25, 2023 at 10:20 pm

    Hi, how do I apply to study medicine in Cuba for 2024. Please assist

    Reply

    • CubaHeal Client Care

      August 3, 2023 at 6:45 pm

      Dear Ashay,

      Your inquiry had been forwarded to our education department in order for them to reach out to you with full details of the academic program, the costs, and the steps you are required to complete in order for the education team to be able to forward your complete academic dossier to the Cuban Academic Services Authorities (CASA) for evaluation and determination of suitability.

      Best regards

      Reply

  • Sahl (last name withheld for privacy protection)

    August 5, 2023 at 9:58 pm

    How to apply and what about tuition

    Reply

    • CubaHeal Client Care

      August 7, 2023 at 4:48 pm

      Dear Sahl,

      Your inquiry had been forwarded to our education department in order for them to reach out to you with full details of the academic program, the costs, and the steps you are required to complete in order for the education team to be able to forward your complete academic dossier to the Cuban Academic Services Authorities (CASA) for evaluation and determination of suitability.

      Best regards

      Reply

  • Amera

    August 26, 2023 at 8:57 pm

    Hi! I graduated 12th grade on June 3rd 2023 at MN in USA. I speak only English and I have never taken Spanish. I ranked 94% in my graduating class (11th out of 197) so my grades are good. The only thing I feel that is standing in my way is the language barrier. Is there anyway around this? I am hoping to start university by January 2024 (though I have not filled out any applications). Please help me

    Reply

  • April

    August 27, 2023 at 2:52 pm

    Hii ,Are the applications to study medicine at cuba open if yes can I use my Grade 12 June results to apply or should I wait for my final results??

    Reply

  • AYAMKELA BAXOLELE MBASANE

    August 30, 2023 at 1:40 pm

    My name is Ayamkela Baxolele Mbasane, and I am a student from South Africa currently studying Bachelor of Nursing in the University of Fort Hare. I am writing to inquire about the application process for studying medicine in Cuba.

    Ever since I was a young child, it has been my dream to become a doctor. I have a deep passion for helping others and making a difference in people’s lives through the field of medicine. I have heard about the opportunities available for international students to study medicine in Cuba, and I am very interested in pursuing this path.

    Reply

  • Alex

    January 12, 2024 at 3:34 am

    I am 19 years old currently in Nursing school in the United States. I want to learn Medicine in Cuba.

    Reply

  • Lusanda

    January 18, 2024 at 4:28 pm

    I am from South Africa and currently doing an extended BSc course at the University of Cape Town. I would like to find out what the requirements are for studying medicine in Cuba and how do I apply for 2025. I would like to know if there is any chance courses are in English since I am not familiar with Spanish.

    Reply

  • Mpho

    January 20, 2024 at 11:18 pm

    I have just completed my matric am interested in studying in cuba this year

    Reply

  • NONTOKOZO

    January 29, 2024 at 4:26 pm

    I would like to enquire about the process to be considered for studying medicine in Cuba from South Africa, fees and all the crucial information

    Reply

  • Molebogeng

    February 1, 2024 at 5:42 pm

    I’m currently going to study Bsc in chemistry for the academic year 2024. I finished matric last year and from South Africa. How do I go about applying to study medicine?

    Reply

  • Ethan Martin

    February 3, 2024 at 11:30 pm

    Hey 👋🏽
    How do I apply to med schools in Cuba
    Is it taught in English?

    Reply

  • Chimwemwe Kaonga

    February 5, 2024 at 6:45 pm

    Please assist
    I have good results and would like to study medicine on a scholarship

    Reply

  • achini Jayathilake

    February 10, 2024 at 8:50 am

    In which language medical course lectures are conducted? after qualifying can doctor from another country work in Cuba

    Reply

  • Shantoy (Last name withheld for privacy reasons)

    February 25, 2024 at 3:36 am

    I will soon complete my BSc. Biochemistry, will I have to start from the beginning If I attend medical school in Cuba and are there any scholarships for medical students?

    Reply

    • CubaHeal Customer Care

      February 29, 2024 at 5:20 pm

      Dear Shantoy,

      Your inquiry had been forwarded to our Education department in order for them to reach out to you with full details of the academic program, the costs, and the steps you are required to complete in order for the admin team to be able to forward your complete academic dossier to the Cuban Academic Services Authorities (CASA) for evaluation and determination of suitability.

      Best regards

      Reply

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