FREE Ride To Medical School, SERIOUSLY
We have all heard The United States of America referred to as the land of opportunity and I believe this to be a fact. In America we have freedom to pursue our dream and conquer those dreams if we work hard. There are many that are living proof of that, Oprah Winfrey, Bill Cosby and many others. Although it remains true that American is the land of opportunity, sometimes some do not have the same opportunities as others may have, this is the case with financing education in America.
It can be extremely challenging to attend college in America if you do not have the financial resources that some more affluent students may have. Challenges are abundant when considering an undergraduate education but if you consider a postgraduate education, the challenges become mountains if you do not have the financial means. So, if you are interested in attending law school or medical school it is almost a dream that will be unfulfilled. This could be the case or maybe not, if you are willing to travel to Cuba.
Cuba offers a program that allows Blacks and Latinos from underprivileged communities all over the world the ability to get a fully paid scholarship to medical school.
The Latin American School of Medicine (ELAM) awards full scholarships to students from poor and marginalized communities from all over the world in exchange for the students’ commitment to dedicate their medical careers to working in medically under-served communities.
THINGS YOU NEED TO KNOW BEFORE YOU APPLY
- Be US citizens (with US passport)
- Be between the ages of 18 and 25 by the time of MATRICULATION
- The student must have completed the following college-level, pre-med science courses:
One year of biology with lab (Biology I and II with labs)
One year of chemistry with lab (General Chemistry I and II with labs)
One year of organic chemistry with lab (Organic Chemistry I and II with labs)
One year of physics with lab (Physics I and II with labs)
- The student must be physically and mentally fit
- Come from the humblest and one of the most needy communities in the US
- The Student must be committed to practice medicine in poor and underserved US communities after graduation
Additional Crucial Information:
- The scholarship does not include travel expenses to and from school; it does not include the fees for taking the USMLE exams; it does not include costs for supplemental English-language textbooks.
- No special accommodations can be made for married students or for students with children. Please note that NO exceptions are made to this rule.
- The Latin American School of Medicine has also been evaluated and fully accredited by the Medical Board of California, which has the most stringent standards of any state in the US.
Read MORE about this program at Interreligious Foundation for Community Organization.