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ELAM: Support for US Students & Grads
Bringing home the primary care doctors we need in the United States... Cuba's Latin American Medical School (ELAM) has enrolled nearly 200 US students on full scholarships.  Coming from low-income families, these diverse, smart and committed young people pledge to return home to practice in underserved communities.  MEDICC programs aim to speed their way into public service in the United States through the MD Pipeline to Community Service Program through:

  • Scholarships to defray costs of US board examsand preparation (to support these critical scholarships, click here)

  • Mentors to guide students and graduates into residency and successful medical careers (to learn more and apply to become a mentor, click here or contact Rachel True

  • Summer rotations in public hospitals and community clinics in the USA (for more information, contact Rachel True)

  • Outreach to primary care residency programs (if your residency program is interested in ELAM graduates, contact Rachel True)

Cuba gave me the chance and the training. MEDICC helped me follow my passion to community medicine—it's where I'm needed and where I plan to stay. (Brea Bondi-Boyd MD, Brea Bondi-Boyd MD, ELAM Class of 2009, Board Certified Family Physician, Contra Costa Regional Medical Center, Martinez, California)

These students and graduates represent a new generation of public service physicians committed to primary care, prevention and health equity….We need them and they deserve our support. (Richard Quint MD, Director of MEDICC's Mentor Advisory Committee) Additional Resources:

Your donation to MEDICC speeds the way of ELAM graduates into US underserved communities.