Medicine: Doctors in Exile

In the last year before Castro, Cuba had 6,600 physicians; since then, 2,000 doctors have fled Cuba, and 1,500 of them are in the U.S. A fortnight ago, in a Miami auditorium, the "Faculty in Exile" of the University of Havana's once highly rated School of Medicine graduated 152 exiled doctors who had taken its refresher course in medicine and qualifying courses in English. After that, the doctors took the tough screening examination set up by the U.S. Educational Council for Foreign Medical Graduates; about 80% are expected to pass. Since most states...

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