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i am interested in specializing in OMFS in latin america, cuba might be the most likely option(we have a number of cuban doctors working here in trinidad).
what is the opinion of the other latin american countries about the cuban medical standards, and what other latin american dental schools should i look at.
 
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ok no replies so i take it i am one of the few people not trying to get into USA?
 
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trinident said:
i am interested in specializing in OMFS in latin america, cuba might be the most likely option(we have a number of cuban doctors working here in trinidad).
what is the opinion of the other latin american countries about the cuban medical standards, and what other latin american dental schools should i look at.
Cuba has a great reputation in the medical and dental field. They have very high educational standarts. BUT you need to be aware they're a poor country lacking a lot of basics, like a hospital might be lacking anesthesia, electricity, etc. Your best bet is to find a Cuban oral surgeon to give you the details. Miami, FL is full of them, if you happen to ge there you shouldn't have a problem finding one (wether they practice dentistry there or not).

OMFS is a competitive residency anywhere you go, don't even think it will be easy anywhere. Because OMFS needs hospital subsidize will always be a few spots and competitive.

Good luck, :luck:
 
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OMFS is a competitive residency anywhere you go, don't even think it will be easy anywhere. Because OMFS needs hospital subsidize will always be a few spots and competitive.

Good luck, :luck:[/QUOTE]

Yeah thanks for the advice. I am a UWI grad (to my knowledge the only dental school in the english speaking caribbean). We have no postgrad programme, the traditional route to specialization has been through england but i am looking for a different cultural experience (much cheaper too). I was also hoping to do OMFS without first doing my MBBS(medical degree).
 

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trinident said:
i am interested in specializing in OMFS in latin america, cuba might be the most likely option(we have a number of cuban doctors working here in trinidad).
what is the opinion of the other latin american countries about the cuban medical standards, and what other latin american dental schools should i look at.
Puerto Rico
 
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