Cuba offers free medical school to Black and Latino Americans

Excellent! Things will never change in this world until people share knowledge freely. But if that practice is widely embraced, the current system will collapse in no time. This is a great start.

A few years ago member of the USA Congressional Black Caucus visited Cuba and noted the small amount number of doctor available in Black and poor areas in American. When Rep. Bennie Thompson said his Mississippi district needed doctors, then President Fidel Castro announced scholarships for youth from under-served communities in the U.S.
People interested in this opportunity should look into contacting the Interrelations Foundation for Community Organization (IFCO)/Pastors for Peace organization. There are currently 146 US students in the program at LASM with full scholarships and they seem to be doing very well.
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According to the article, 47 students have already graduated the program, but only two are currently residents in USA hospitals. Not sure what happened to the rest of the alumni, and whether that speaks to how willing American hospitals are to employ these doctors. But the fact that two made it to residency means the program is honored here in the states.

By Rasha B. Foda,

May 18, 2015


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