Grenada’s health system will be graced with five new doctors as Grenadian students graduated in Cuba Thursday July 16 (2020).
This year saw only male students receiving their medical degrees from the Latin American School of Medicine (ELAM) (Escuela Latino Americana de Medicina) while on Friday 17 another Graduated from the “Marta Abreu” Central University of Las Villas, Santa Clara with a degree in Mathematics. 6 out of the 61 students graduated.
These graduation ceremonies occurred in the midst of the global fight against COVID-19 compounded by all the social and financial challenges that Cuba is facing due to the tightening of the US blockade.
The official ceremony (July 16) was held at the University of Medical Sciences of Pinar del Río. (Universidad de Ciencias Médicas de Pinar del Río). Ambassador Her Excellency Claris Charles, Government Officials, University faculty as well as other CARICOM Ambassadors were in attendance.
At the celebratory dinner following the ceremony in Pinar del Rio, HE Ambassador Claris Charles implored them to be exemplary doctors, compassionate, patriotic and especially grateful to Cuba for affording them the opportunity to achieve their goals and secure a better future for themselves, their families and Grenada.
The students who graduated are:
- Eric Nazim Jack, MD
- Throl K Mason MD
- Ishma D Harford MD
- Jarvin Anthony Edwards MD
- Cliffy Bowen MD
- 6. Michael Camillo Noel, Mathematics
The Embassy of Grenada in Cuba wishes them the best in their career and in their personal lives. “They have represented Grenada with dignity, they have performed well academically despite the many challenges, they have sacrificed and they are what Grenada needs in their future sons and daughters,” the Ambassador said.