The Latin American School of Medicine in Havana


Private University

- Bachelor Degree- Master Degree

The Latin American School of Medicine (ELAM) is a prestigious medical school located in Havana, Cuba. It was founded in 1998 by the Cuban government as part of its international medical aid program. The program aims to provide medical education to students from developing countries who are unable to afford medical education in their home countries.

ELAM offers a six-year program leading to a degree in medicine. The curriculum is focused on primary care and community health, and the program emphasizes a hands-on approach to learning. The program is taught in Spanish, so students are expected to be proficient in the language before starting the program. However, ELAM offers a year of intensive Spanish language instruction to prepare students for the coursework.

The program is fully funded by the Cuban government, which means that students receive free tuition, housing, and a stipend to cover living expenses. Additionally, students are provided with medical supplies, textbooks, and other resources needed to complete their studies.

ELAM is known for its commitment to social justice and community service. Students are required to participate in community service projects as part of their education, and many graduates go on to work in underserved communities in their home countries.

Admission to ELAM is highly competitive, and the program receives thousands of applications each year. However, the school aims to admit students from a diverse range of backgrounds and nationalities, and students are selected based on academic achievement, commitment to social justice, and the potential to become leaders in their communities.

Overall, ELAM offers an excellent opportunity for students from developing countries to receive a quality medical education and make a positive impact on their communities.

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