University of Medical Sciences of Havana

University of Medical Sciences of Havana Cuba

The University of Medical Sciences of Havana has more than 285 years of experience in medical training in the world, heir to the almost three-hundred-year-old University of Havana.

More than 100,000 doctors have been trained in the last 50 years, both Cubans and those from more than 80 countries.

For 50 years it has been Present in more than 100 countries, for the benefit of broad sectors of the population, this UCMH has founded more than a dozen medical schools in the world.

It has 13 Faculties:

  • 9 faculties of medicine and other Medical Sciences careers
  • 3 specialized faculties: Stomatology, Nursing and Health Technology.
  • The Preparatory Faculty of Cojímar

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Brief History of the University of Medical Sciences of Havana

Graduation of medical students

The beginning of medical studies in Havana dates back to the creation of the first university in Cuba, founded at the beginning of the 18th century by the Order of the Preaching Brothers of Santo Domingo , in his convent of San Juan de Letrán.

January 12, 1726 is taken as the beginning of the Royal and Pontifical University of San Jerónimo of Havana, located at the bottom of the Greater Parish and a few meters from the Plaza de Armas, in the heart of the from the Villa de San Cristóbal in Havana.

Among the five faculties of the newly created university was that of Medicine next to those of Theology, Sacred Canons, Law and the Minor Faculty or Baccalaureate in Arts. He told with a small number of students and was considered of little importance.

The Medical Curriculum was distributed into four chairs: (Physiology, Pathology, Anatomy and Therapeutics),... See more

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