Cuba to Graduate 11,000 Doctors

HAVANA TIMES — Cuban medical schools expect to graduate this month around 11,000 doctors, among them 5,694 foreigners, which is the highest number of graduates in medicine in the country’s history, noted the official press on Wednesday.

The foreign graduates come from 59 countries, said “Granma” newspaper. The countries with the most graduates are from Latin America, with Bolivia at the head (2,400), followed by Peru (453), Nicaragua (429) and Ecuador (308), among others.

A total of 5315 graduates are Cubans.

The Cuban government has invested heavily in the training of health personnel since the revolution of 1959, including over 109,000 doctors, and tens of thousands of these physicians have worked in foreign countries.