40 U.S. Citizens Receive Medical Degrees from Latin American School of Medicine in Havana
TUESDAY, 26 JULY 2011 08:31 SOURCE: RADIO HABANA CUBA Guantanamo (Solviison).-In spite of the U.S. economic, commercial and financial blockade against Cuba, 40 U.S. citizens have been granted their medical degrees (BMD) after finishing their studies in Havana, and new scholarships are being granted to low-income young people from the United States.
The newly graduates studied at the Latin American School of Medicine (ELAM) and the ceremony was attended by members of the Pastors for Peace Caravan that arrived in Cuba on July 22nd.
Ellen Bernstein, coordinator of the Caravan, thanked Cuba's gesture in offering scholarships to U.S. citizens at the ceremony at the main lecture hall of the Victoria de Girón School of Medical Sciences.
”The Cuban people's generosity is great because in spite of the U.S. economic, financial and commercial blockade, its attitude is revolutionary and demonstrates pure love,” she added.
The Latin American School of Medicine has the mission of training general medical practitioners specialized in providing primary health care, with the best of scientific, humanistic, ethical and solidarity training.
The school has graduated 8,600 medical students from 54 countries, especially from the poorest sectors in their societies, who represent a wide range of ethnicity and educational and cultural backgrounds.