From our We Told You So Bureau:
Cuban health care is superb! Cuban health care is superb! Cuban health care is superb!
So goes the mantra repeated constantly and endlessly by most of the world’s news media, and even some American politicians.
And some Americans have been so effectively lured by this mantra that they’ve gone there for their medical training.
Well, how’s this for superb medical prowess?
None of Cuba’s medical schools could be included in the latest world-wide ranking of the best 500.
That’s right, Mildred, those Cuban medical schools are so awful that they don’t even make it to the bottom of the list. They can’t even be ranked.
Worse than that, foreigners trained at Castro, Inc.’s medical schools often fail to be certified when they return home, or are forced to undergo more training.
Yet the propaganda spewed by Castro, Inc. about its medical schools, hospitals, clinics, and exported slave doctors continues to be widely accepted as the truth.
And how’s this for a fact? The whole foreign student medical school racket in Cuba is run for profit.
Castro, Inc. charges over $ 80,000 for the training of each of these foreign students. And many of them are forced to live in squalid conditions far worse than any in their own impoverished countries.
Translated from CubaNet
The ranking of the 500 best universities in the world in 2018 published by the British consultancy QS does not include any Cuban faculty of Medicine.
QS takes into account parameters such as academic reputation or research work.
The non-classification of Cuban medical schools within this extensive list could be a bitter pill for the Cuban Government, which has international medical schools where young people from poor or developing countries study, and often boasts about the quality of their medical services exported to dozens of countries. of the world.
The countries of origin of those who study Medicine in Cuba usually impose a certification exam for graduates coming from the Island. But in addition to the lack of accreditation, many of these recent graduates suffer the rejection of medical unions in their countries.
Several Latin American universities do appear on the list of QS, among them the University of São Paulo (51st place), Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile (101), the University of Buenos Aires (UBA), the National Autonomous University of Mexico (UNAM) and the University of Chile (151), or the University of Puerto Rico (451), among other academic institutions.
The QS ranking also revealed that no Cuban university is on the list of the top 300 institutions of higher education. Once again, other Latin American institutions are leading, with the Pontifical Universidad Católica de Chile in 21st place, the University of Chile in 41st and the National Autonomous University of Mexico (UNAM) in 50th place.
Studying medicine in Cuba for six years can cost more than $ 80,000, although that figure is much lower than that of other study centers around the world.