Nearly 40% of those who enter the Faculty of Medicine in La Plata are foreigners

This trend continues and encourages a discussion that has until now been reserved and cloaked in political correctness. Number of foreign students enrolled at the National University of La Plata (UNLP) By 52% in 2024 In relation to the previous year. At the Faculty of Medicine, one in four students (25%) who study the degree were born abroad.

This trend continues and encourages a discussion that has until now been reserved and cloaked in political correctness. Number of foreign students enrolled at the National University of La Plata (UNLP) By 52% in 2024 In relation to the previous year. At the Faculty of Medicine, one in four students (25%) who study the degree were born abroad.

In the courses that began in February in the Centennial Building on 60th and 120th Streets in the capital, Buenos Aires, there 3,650 young people hold a document issued by another country Who aspire to graduate as doctors, obstetricians, nutritionists or university nurses.

Between November and December 2023, enrollment at Medicina de La Plata is open. The official record has been marked 9,715 participants. Foreigners represent 37% of the total. Last year the total number of entries was 6,750 and these They crossed the border There were 2,778 (more than 40%).

Once again, just like 12 months ago, the community that tops the rankings is community Ecuadorian With 1,786 registered. That is, nearly half of the foreign students arrive from that Central American country. They are followed by those from Peru (542); Brazil (477); Colombia (448) and Chile (258).

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Medicine It has the highest concentration of foreign registrants in the UNLP and this is not a new fact. But it is too Who calls more Throughout the University of La Plata, which has 45,000 male and female students enrolled.

There was a sharp increase in enrollment rates in 2024 compared to 2023, and authorities have not made clear what factors they can attribute to. A year ago, 31,000 participants entered. But one fact remains: for at least four years, 13% of those enrolled cross the border to obtain vocational training at this university.

The attractiveness of Argentine medicine for young people of other nationalities is not limited to the University of La Plata. UBA stated that the total number of students studying medicine is 65,417 as of December 2023. Among this universe, 14,810 He has documents issued by another country. and that is, 22%. The enrollment rate of this college at the National University of Rosario (UNR) is also over 20%.

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