Medical Education Cooperation With Cuba

Rating: 4.93 stars   60 reviews

Issues: International

Location: 1814 Franklin Street, Suite 820 Oakland CA 94612 USA

Mission: MEDICC believes Health for All is Possible and works to enhance cooperation among the US, Cuban and global health communities aimed at better health outcomes and equity.
Results: In 2013, we were proud to: * Provide travel guidance to more US residents than ever before visiting Cuba to learn about the island's health care system--174 travelers in all, who had full schedules meeting health workers and patients in Havana and other provinces. * Top 30,000 article-reads per month for our online journal MEDICC Review, which published on -hot topics: Diabetes, Primary Health Care, Chronic Diseases and Mental Health. * Award 42 Mnisi Fellowships to US students and graduates of Havana's Latin American Medical School (ELAM) to help them prepare for their US medical licensing exams. * Place a record number of 40 US ELAM students in 26 clinical sites in 11 states and the District of Columbia providing them with valuable US clinical experience. *Celebrate the culmination of the two-year Community Partnerships for Health Equity (CPHE) in Albuquerque, New Mexico with a community forum to share how health lessons learned from the Cuban health system have inspired community projects in Albuquerque; and kick off a new CPHE in the Bronx, New York. *Ship four sea containers of medical aid (with our humanitarian partner Global Links) to Santiago, Cuba to help the region recover from the devastation of Hurricane Sandy, including an infrastructure shipment of electric beds and mattresses for the 630-bed teaching Hospital Saturnino Lora.
Programs: Educational Exchange Programs in Cuba, Community Partnerships for Health Equity, Medical Literature for Cuban Professionals, Latin American Medical School, ELAM: Support for US students and graduates, Equitable Health Care in Haiti, MEDICC Review-International Journal of Cuban Health & Medicine
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Rating: 5 stars  

As a graduate of the Latin American School of Medicine in Havana, Cuba. I can say with out hesitation that my successful transition into residency in the US would not have been possible without MEDICC 's support and guidance.

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MEDICC provides excellent opportunities for health care professionals to learn more about how universal integrated care works. They have consistently supported positive changes to U.S. health care primarily by supporting our young doctors graduating from ELAM in Cuba but also through educating those already in the field.

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MEDICC is helping to change the face of healthcare in the U.S. Literally. They are the most important supporters of U.S. graduates of the Latin American School of Medicine, and have helped to create a support network for us as we return home to serve after graduation. Our students are selected by their willingness and ability to work in underserved areas upon graduation, and we are mostly students of color: African American, Latino, and other. Even though there is a huge need, and a shortage of doctors willing to work in these areas, we still face many challenges as international medical graduates. MEDICC has helped to destroy some of these barriers, by increasing our access to study materials, supportive networks, and funding to offset some of the expenses involved in becoming licensed here. They also support other (non-U.S.) graduates of the Latin American School of Medicine in their work across the globe.

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Rating: 5 stars  

I am a student at the Latin American School of Medicine (ELAM) in Cuba, a full scholarship program that graduates over 10,000 students a year to work in uderserved communities. I am so grateful to MEDICC for their work with the students. They help us with a lot of the logistical issues of coming back to the states and getting into residency so that we can fulfill our dreams of working in underserved communities here in our home country. Thank you MEDICC!

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Life-changing

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How do you feel you were treated by this organization?

Very Well

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2012

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