Patricia Pego of the Cuban Interest Section and Alice Walker
with Collaboration Leaders
Informational Note about US Students at
ELAM (Latin American School of Medicine)
Hope this note finds you well. A quick update on the US ELAM students:
To assist medically underserved communities, they created H.E.A.L. US (Health Equity and Access for Life in the United States) and launched summer health brigades in five cities across the country. Read more here.
As part of their summer outreach, two students Sha’llah Brewton and Pasha Jackson, along with MEDICC mentor Dr. Richard Quint, appeared on this Sunday radio show to share their motivations and experiences as a Cuban medical student. You can listen to the interview here. It starts at the 1:03 time mark (KPFA 94.1 FM The Sunday Show with Philip Maldari—July 25, 2010 9:00 a.m.)
MEDICC awarded fellowships to 30 outstanding students this year, to help them prepare for their medical licensing exams, and finally…. 14 more US students graduated from ELAM this week!
Thank you again to US Women and Cuba Collaboration for providing financial support to these inspirational students!
Development and Publishing Director
Americans Are Learning Medicine the Cuban Way
East Bay Express / alternet.org
By Julia Landau
February 5, 2010
The Bay Area is a hub for new doctors who want to practice family medicine and help the poor, yet had to leave the country to learn how to do it.
Cuba Solidarity Campaign–UK
Jenny Kassman is a member of the Cuba Solidarity Campaign–United Kingdom and writes for the CSC Cuba Fact File and other publications.
Our mission is to build a strong US women's movement dedicated to ending the US government blockade of Cuba and to creating mutually beneficial US–Cuba relations; our work is rooted in the concept of universal human rights, racial and economic justice, and women's rights.
- Right to Travel: Help us work to end all travel bans on US citizens for travel to Cuba, and on Cubans who cannot secure US visas to visit the US.
- Reality of Cuban Women's Lives: Learn about impressive public policy advances of Cuban women, and also about the harsh impacts of the US blockade on the lives of Cuban women and children.
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