These Americans Go To Med School In Cuba — For Free
Newsy met a group of Americans who are studying to become doctors in Cuba and aren't paying anything for it.By Kate Grumke | April 7, 2016
Cuba's pretty famous for its health care system.
"Pretty much every little community, almost every other block, has what we call a 'consultorio médico,' which is composed of one doctor and one nurse that specifically works with that community. That doctor lives in that community, so that doctor knows every single person that lives in that community," said Abraham Bela, an American student in Cuba.
And consider this: Cuba is poorer than most countries, especially compared to the U.S. But Cuba's life expectancy at birth is somehow on par with the U.S. That's largely because Cuba has a lot of doctors — one for every 150 people or so — that's close to the best doctor-to-patient ratio in the world.