Cuba, a Caribbean Sea island whose greatest treasure is its people and natural beauty within a framework of peace and citizen safety unparalleled in the world. In addition, the Republic of Cuba has a solid tradition of more than 285 years of medical training. The Caribbean Sea island prides itself in being the university of choice for more than 100,000 Cuban and foreign physicians from more than 80 countries who graduated in the last 50 years.

In addition, Cuba’s medical education offers the world its experience in the field of Health Sciences, backed up by the 50-year presence in over 100 countries, dedicated to the benefits of the broad and most vulnerable sectors of the population and forms the foundation of more than a dozen medical schools throughout the world.

Furthermore, the scientific – technical quality and professionalism of Cuban medical programs have been a major positive historical contributor for countries that have faced different epidemic and potential pandemic disasters and difficulties, which was reflected on the health indicators of the population. In many instances, their contribution has made a major impact in the eradication of diseases and overcoming existing health challenges. Such contribution has been acknowledged worldwide as well as by the WHO.

Cuban universities emphasize on the importance of new technologies within the process of teaching. It also emphasizes on the need to continue developing training programs for educators in order to reach professional excellence of the graduates of the Universities of Medical Sciences.

Cuba’s Universities of Medical Sciences takes pride in a medical education system which has reached a milestone not achieved by world most developed nations. This is all due to its integral formation of professionals who graduate with both theoretical knowledge and extensive experience in medical practice.

Medical Careers:

Medical Education in Cuba comprises training in the following five Medical Sciences careers:

  1. Medicine
  2. Dentistry
  3. Nursing
  4. Health Psychology
  5. The following eight careers of Health Technology:
    – Clinical Bio-analysis
    – Hygiene and Epidemiology
    – Medical Imaging and Radiation Physics
    – Speech and Audiology disorders
    – Nutrition
    – Optometry and Optics
    – Health and Rehabilitation
    – Health Information Systems

The above programs are developed based on a model in which the social order is well defined and expressed in the training of health professionals, doctors, dentists, registered nurses and technologists required by society. Its strong scientific and technical preparation and training is based on constant update on the progress of medical and related sciences with high ethical, political and moral values, committed to meeting the demands and needs of the relevant societal sectors, and mainly through the strategy of Primary Health Care, which is expressed in the formation of a professional with a solid belief system and high guiding personality and professionalism.

In addition, Studies are also offered training Medium Level Technicians in the following eighteen areas of medical related careers:

  • Electromedicine (three years)
  • Clinical Laboratory (two years)
  • Radiology (two years)
  • Orthoprosthesis (two years)
  • Speech and Audiology disorders (two years)
  • Pharmaceutical Services (two years)
  • Occupational Therapy (two years)
  • Physical Therapy and Rehabilitation (two years)
  • Orthopedics (two years)
  • Stats (two years)
  • Nutrition (two years)
  • Hygiene and Epidemiology (two years)
  • Social Work in Health Field (two years)
  • Transfusion Medicine (two years)
  • Medical Biophysics (two years)
  • Dental Care (two years)
  • Dental Prosthetics (two years)
  • Podiatry (two years)

For this purpose, transcendental transformations have been occurring in the health sector to respond to the approved premises.

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