Cuba’s University of Medical Sciences focuses on new goals

Camagüey, Cuba, Feb 6 (Prensa Latina) The beginning of the 2023 academic year at the University of Medical Sciences (UCM) of Camagüey marks new challenges in the training of its professionals.

After having recently been granted the Carlos J. Finlay Order by presidential decree, the university, which has more than 2,000 students in the new academic year, is turning towards the best training of human resources.

With another 5,000 continuing students in higher and technical education, the Carlos J. Finlay University of Medical Sciences in Camagüey also has another 1,700 undergraduate students.

For the institution’s rector, Tamara Chaos, ‘the Carlos J. Finlay Order makes us proud, because only two medical universities have it, the one in Havana and ours’.

The quality standards, beyond the training and the high scientific and research level, ‘is the result of the constant work of a school founded 43 years ago by the Commander in Chief, Fidel Castro,’ Chaos said.

The contribution to programs such as Mother-children, has influenced the various awards received by the University, which also maintains constant links with its counterpart Ignacio Agramonte y Loynaz, in this province.

In addition, the distinction is the result of postgraduate and undergraduate careers, health indicators and human resources training, including collaboration with other countries, in addition to the work of scientific societies,’ the rector said.

With three degree programs accredited by the National Accreditation Board: Nursing, Stomatology and Medical Sciences, ‘this university is one of the examples that give prestige to Cuba’s health system,’ Chaos concluded.

A total of six master’s degree programs also show the projection of this center, which responds to the improvement of other specialized programs in Cuba, such as the one dedicated to the Family Doctor.

The leading role of young people, especially the University Student Federation (FEU), is the key to Medical Sciences beyond its faculty.

In the words of Roberto Carrazana, president of the organization, ‘this will be a revolutionary year and the FEU has to be joyful’.

Almost twenty clinical trials (including one on vaccines against Vitiligo in pediatric age), more than 355 publications in certified journals such as Archivos Médicos de Camagüey, which responds to study centers for social and humanistic sciences, also show the high potential of the University.

This 2023 is marked in turn by the intention to strengthen the academy, in addition to improving the quality of life of students with new investments that catapult the prestigious institute of higher education in Cuba.


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