Introduction to Medical Studies in Cuba


The Universities of Medical Sciences of Cuba give their warmest welcome to those interested in starting studies of academic training and professional improvement on our island in the Caribbean Sea, whose greatest treasure is its inhabitants and natural beauties, in a framework of tranquility and citizen security without stop the world.

Cuba has 13 universities of medical sciences, as well as multiple centers for postgraduate studies (CEP) and health research, which offer the possibility of satisfying training and professional improvement at the request of governments, institutions, groups or individuals.

These academic institutions are authorized by the legal mechanisms established by the Cuban State for such purposes, under the direction of a Rector and with a categorized cloister, in certified settings, which gives them the right to issue university certifying documents of any level. .

In Cuba there is a National Accreditation System, through which, in each university campus, the scenarios for training in the different careers and postgraduate studies that are offered are certified, in order to guarantee compliance with the activities described in the study programs.

The academic training study programs are unique for the entire country and their implementation is done equally for everyone.

Postgraduate academic training in health in Cuba for foreigners includes training in more than 50 medical specialties, 5 stomatological, 3 nursing and one in Health Psychology, which are offered to graduates of homonymous careers as well as 22 master's degrees, doctoral programs in health sciences, and professional development activities such as courses, trainings and diplomas, etc. In some cases, training activities can be complemented, especially in the practical sphere, which are developed in universities in other countries.

As a principle and so that the degree can be approved where the applicant is going to practice, the addition of other contents and objectives in the study program is allowed, after conciliation with the university authorities and the Cuban Medical Services Marketing Company (CSMC). In no case is the content eliminated at the request of the applicant, except those that are processed through the validations and proficiency exams provided in the postgraduate regulations.

For the different courses it is necessary, for non-Spanish-speaking students, to have approved the Spanish language, or failing that, to take the 20-week program established for it.

Other modalities on call are specialized visits and internships that allow obtaining a complete vision of the operation of our National Health System, or developing specific subjects of their career, delivering the plan that must be covered, taking into account the existing student mobility modalities in the world from today. Other specific requests that respond to particular training needs are also evaluated, including carrying out pre-professional internship activities

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