Cabinet Discusses Opening Medical School in Antigua with International Investors

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The Cabinet invited to its meeting, two investors with an interest in opening a medical school in Antigua.

The population of students would come primarily from Pakistan and India, although students of many nationalities would likely attend.

Faculty would also be recruited from the source states, but others would also come from a plethora of nations.

The investors noted that Pakistan produces only 50,000 spaces for training medical doctors; yet, 100,000 students wish to attend medical school.

That gap, the investors agreed, can be filled by offshore medical schools which the investors operate in several States.

The investors were provided with the assurances they required, with further negotiations to continue in the coming days.

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  1. No creativity, more laundering, likely won’t happen. Hotel, Medical school, Medical school, Hotel. What else can we do?

  2. Exciting news! The Cabinet is considering opening a medical school in Antigua with international investors. This could attract students from various countries, helping to address the global need for more doctors. Great opportunity for education and healthcare development! 🌍💉 #MedicalSchool #GlobalHealth #Education

  3. The Cabinet of Antigua and Barbuda likes to talk big, and in this instance putting the cart before the horse. They should look on the success of the Medical School at Mona Jamaica. The Medical School has been successful because it has a very good UWI Hospital where the doctors do their Clinical Training. That Hospital saved this Antiguan who had a very rare tumor on my adrenal glands. That was in 1976, and I’ve become a medical professional for only 48 years. I think I know what I’m talking about.
    SLMBC has to be on par to support a good Medical School. So don’t put the cart before the horse here. You must first invest in upgrading the healthcare delivery system in Antigua and Barbuda, not only at SLMBC but the Polyclinics at well.

  4. Great sweet sounding initiative indeed. Any talk of Antigua’s involvement with a Medical School has to include SLMBC, and the Polyclinics. They have to be functioning at an advanced level if those doctors are to become good clinicians. UWI Medical School at Mona Jamaica is successful because the UWI Hospital and other areas in Jamaica are up to standard.

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