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Largest Graduation of University of Medical Sciences

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Largest Graduation of University of Medical Sciences Photo: ReyLópez.

The 410 students that received their degrees delivered by the Zoilo Marinello University of Medical Sciences of this province represent the largest graduation of physicians since the opening of that teaching center in Las Tunas, in 1984.

Las Tunas, Cuba.- Starting in September, the new health professionals will join polyclinics and hospitals in the eight municipalities of the territory, with the commitment to provide excellent care to patients wherever they are, as dictated by the Oath of Alumni, read by Omar Borrero Celles, selected the most integral among the graduates.
Borrero Celles said that fighting to maintain peace is the duty of all human beings regardless of their nationality, religion or skin color and those who graduated must follow those principles. He urged his companions to be worthy representatives of "the army of white coats" and consecrate themselves to the profession honorably.
The Gold Title was awarded to 65 and another 15 of them received recognitions for their work in the Mario Muñoz Monroy Detachment, while the Scientific Merit Award was obtained by four students. The work of professors and students of the Stomatology career, which was given the category of Certified, by the National Accreditation Board of the Ministry of Higher Education, was also recognized.
María Elena Mawad Santos, Rector of the center of higher studies, said that of the more than 400 graduates, 349 are from Medicine, 57 from Stomatology, four from Health Technologies and 17 are foreign students.
Of these, more than 74 obtained direct medical and stomatological specializations; 21 came from the third special call for nurses; 41 started the Vertical Internship Program; and 45 completed complementary courses of Intensive Therapy, Endoscopy, Rehabilitation, among other specialties, and are prepared to depart for internationalist missions.

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