Wednesday, 12 September 2018 10:35

Medical University Enrolls More than 5,000 Students in Las Tunas

Written by Elena Diego Parra
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Medical University Enrolls More than 5,000 Students in Las Tunas Photo: 26Digital

More than five thousand students were enrolled this academic period at the Zoilo Marinello University of Medical Sciences, of which about 4,500 belong to the Day Course and the rest to the modality of Course for Workers.


Las Tunas, Cuba.- Eight medical careers including Medicine, Stomatology, Nursing, Hygiene and Epidemiology, Health Information System, Rehabilitation and Bachelor in Imaging and Medical Radiophysics are studied at the educational institution, which has a faculty of almost 1,200 professors. More than 80 foreign students from 25 nations are also enrolled there.

Dr. Maria Elena Mawad Santos, the Rector, told 26Digital that they have the staff, the material basis of study and life, as well as specialized laboratories to carry out a quality teaching process. There are more than 500 teaching scenarios previously accredited, among them: hospitals, stomatological clinics, rehabilitation rooms, polyclinics, homes for the elderly, and family doctors' offices.
In the last week of August, first-year students developed the introductory course of Vocational Education. "This is -

Mawad Santos points out - a week of exchange in which the students know more about the Health System, its policies, prioritized programs and challenges, which is a very important step for the University, as it has the responsibility to graduate young people with a wide scientific knowledge and deep ethical values ".

The strengthening of teaching improvement and the doctoral training of a group of professors, who registered their research topic the previous year, are among of the most important work projections of the "Zoilo Marinello" in this new school year.

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