After ten months of construction, UNITEC authorities were proud to inaugurate the new building for the university’s Faculty of Health Sciences. This facility is the most recent addition to the modern facilities that make up the university’s campus in Tegucigalpa.
The property is home to students and professors of the School of Medicine and Surgery, which was approved in June 2012 by the Higher Education Council. The new building consists of multidisciplinary laboratories, clinics, simulation labs equipped with basic and advanced audio and video technology, computer labs and twelve spacious classrooms spread across the four levels of the building. The facility also includes storage space, administrative offices, and areas for students to relax between classes.
"In June 2013 UNITEC opened the new Medicine program, and less than a year later we are inaugurating the building that will develop the next generations of physicians in Honduras, based on an innovative educational model, leveraging advanced technology and with the validation of peers in Health Sciences in higher education institutions with a lot of recognition in Europe, Canada, USA and Latin America," said UNITEC’s Rector, Luis Orlando Zelaya.
The property is named after Dr. Enrique Aguilar Cerrato, a member of the Advisory Board of the Faculty of Health Sciences of UNITEC, in recognition of his work to enhance and reform the Honduran health system. He was present at the inauguration along with other honorable members of the Advisory Council: Dr. Flora Duarte, Dr. Renato Valenzuela, Dr. Mario Mendoza and Dr. Jorge Haddad Quinonez, and the Dean of the Faculty, Dr. Odessa Henriquez.
These outstanding medical professionals joined the university authorities, led by Rector Zelaya, during the tour of the property, which also included special guests, parents of students enrolled in UNITEC’s Medicine and Surgery program and the media.
This article has been translated into English to be shared on the Laureate International Universities website.