More scholarships are being awarded to students here who may want to pursue a medical degree in Cuba next year.
Responding to a request from Prime Minister Gaston Browne, the Government of Cuba said that it was adding seven additional scholarships to the nine granted for the 2023 Academic year commencing in February.
According to a press statement from the prime minister’s office, four scholarships are being provided to Cuban-trained doctors to specialize along with one additional dentistry and two medical studies scholarships.
Prime Minister Browne says he is elated that the Cuban government continues to support his government’s desire to provide education to its citizens from pre-school to tertiary level.
“Cuba has been a true friend of Antigua and Barbuda and despite their challenges, they have trained some of our best professionals and health care workers. They have provided the single greatest contribution to Antigua and Barbuda in the field of education and we celebrate our strong bond of friendship,” said Prime Minister Browne.
Doctors trained in Cuba are allowed to specialize in various fields under the scholarship program.
“Doctors will be able to specialize in a wide range of areas, including Endocrinology, Psychiatry, Pediatrics, Cardiology, and Nephrology. New applicants are also being allowed to pursue medical and dentistry studies,” the statement said
The Prime Minister’s Scholarship Committee which manages the scholarships advised that the application period will remain open until December 21.
Application forms are available from the scholarship division in the Office of the Prime Minister.