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Cuba's Latin American School of Medicine

By e5 organizer - Posted on 28 March 2012

Thursday, March 29th, 2012, 7:00 - 9:00 p.m. Lillian Holloway MD grew up in West Philadelphia. She worked as a certified nursing assistant before deciding to go to medical school. She graduated from the Latin American School of Medicine, Havana, Cuba in 2009. She is currently a resident in Family Practice and an MPH candidate at University of Illinois Hospitals in Chicago.

The Latin American School of Medicine (ELAM) has 10,000 medical students from foreign countries studying free in order to go back to their home countries and help develop health care systems. The students come from 30 countries, including eight African nations. The Cuban government has opened up 500 places for young people from the US to come and study medicine for free, in exchange for the pledge that they will come back and work in underserved areas of the US. Approximately 120 Americans are currently enrolled.

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