FIRST U.S. CLASS GRADUATES FREE CUBAN MEDICAL SCHOOL

In Cuba, eight Americans have become the first class of US graduates from Havana's Latin American School of Medicine.

The students are among twenty-one hundred people from twenty-five countries in the tuition-free, six-year program. All eight say they plan to practice medicine with underprivileged communities in the United States.

Graduating student Carmen Landau:

We should take advantage of our position coming from this medical background to try to promote more the possibility of creating a universal health-care system, a single care system in the U.S. I know that California is potentially looking towards that. It's a wonderful idea.

More than one hundred Americans will be enrolled in Cuba's medical school this fall. The students are allowed to study there under an exception to the US embargo.

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