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, Cuban medical education offers the world its experience in the Health Sciences, backed up by the 50-year presence in over 100 countries for the benefit of broad and most vulnerable sectors of the population and the foundation of more than a dozen medical schools all through the world.
Multiple samples of the scientific – technical quality and professionalism of these graduates have remained in the history of the countries that have faced different disasters and difficulties with the health indicators of the population and have always obtained an improvement in them, and, in most cases, the impact achieved in disease eradication and solving of existing health problems.
The scientific – technical quality and professionalism of Cuban medical programs has been a major positive historical contributor for countries that have faced different epidemic and potential pandemic disasters and difficulties with 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.
Cuban universities emphasize the importance of new technologies in the process of teaching and the need to continue developing their training program for educators in order to reach professional excellence of the graduates of the Universities of Medical Sciences.
Cuba takes pride in reaching a milestone not achieved by other nations have even developed, which is the integral formation of professionals who graduate with both theoretical knowledge and extensive experience in medical practice.
Medical Education in Cuba comprises training in the following five Medical Sciences careers:
- Health Psychology
- The following eight careers of Health Technology
- Clinical Bio-analysis
- Hygiene and Epidemiology
- Medical Imaging and Radiation Physics
- Speech and Audiology disorders
- Optometry and Optics
- Health and Rehabilitation
- Health Information Systems
It is developed based on a model in which the social order is well defined, expressed in the training of health professionals, doctors, dentists, registered nurses and technologists required by society, with a strong scientific and technical preparation and trained for a 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 sector, 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 trend towards the profession.
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.