Bulletin of the World Health Organization

Retaining doctors in rural Timor-Leste: a critical appraisal of the opportunities and challenges

Augustine D Asante, Nelson Martins, Michael E Otim & John Dewdney

Volume 92, Number 4, April 2014, 277-282

Table 1. Cuban training of Timorese medical students, by year of enrolment, Cuba and Timor-Leste, 2004–2011

Enrolment yeara No. of students enrolled
Expected graduation yearb
Cuba Timor-Leste
2004 18 0 2010
2005 8 55 2011
2006 453 47 2012
2007 198 46 2013
2008 0 19 2014
2009 0 60 2015
2010 0 41 2016
2011 0 60 2017

a In six-year Bachelor of Medicine course.

b Students who fail their final examinations are permitted to retake them the following year. In 2010, 2011 and 2012, 18, 62 and 406 of the students graduated, respectively.