As an ELAM graduate who was fortunate enough to avail of all of MEDICC's different programs (Mnisi Fellowship to cover costs for board exams, Community Connections to facilitate summer rotation placements in U.S. clinics and hospitals, Pathway to Residency mentorship for guidance in the residency application process), I can attest to how invaluable the support that MEDICC provides to ELAM students and graduates has been for me. The fact that everyone who applied to residency in my graduating class (Class of 2014) all matched successfully into a residency program on the first try shows how MEDICC's different pipeline programs contributed to a successful match season and resulted in our successful transition into residency programs in the U.S. that predominantly work with the most underserved communities. I hope MEDICC continues with the great work they are doing locally and internationally!
A great group of people working to increase medical education and exchange above politics. Yes, the exchange trips are quite expensive, especially for independent researchers and scholars. However, the lectures were excellent, delivered by people whose devotion to healthcare is unmistakeable, and the sites we visited were informative and diverse. The traveling MEDICC staff works tirelessly to bridge the experiences of both visitors and hosts. This was one of my most memorable trips ever.
I travelled to Cuba this year with MEDICC to learn about the Cuban healthcare system. Everyone involved with MEDICC was very informative and helpful. The opportunities we had to engage in exchanges with Cuban healthcare professionals were excellent. MEDICC does wonderful work sharing the Cuban healthcare system with a broader audience.
I am also very impressed with MEDICC's program of engagement with medically underserved communities in the US and with students receiving their medical education through ELAM.
I am a 2016 medical school graduate of the Escuela Latinoamericana de Medicina. Thankfully to MEDICC's Mnisi Fellowship, Community Connections programs, and residency outreach programs, I have successfully passed all USMLEs during my medical school education years, received essential U.S. clinical experience, and become a competitive candidate for this year's residency match season. I am forever grateful to MEDICC's dedicated and loving staff.
I spent a month in Cuba recently, looking into the national Health Services Distribution, ELAM, and Medical Training in the country. It is terrific, especially taking into consideration, the difficulties the US had put in their way. At present, with the changing attitudes of the US, one can only imagine how much more can be done. MEDICC has played no small part in this developement, and should you be considering exploring what is being done in the field in Cuba, I can heartedly recommend using them as aprimary resource.
MEDICC, through it's journal MEDICC Review, has brought valuable information about Cuban health care organization and advance in medical research that benefit all of us.
MEDICC provides individuals with an opportunity to learn about advances in public health, biomedical research and medical care in Cuba. Much of the research and innovations in health care organization are transferrable to other countries. This is even more valuable with recent changes in the US relationship with Cuba. MEDICC uses its resources very wisely.
Too expensive to go to cuba tru your non profit
I am a physician , trying to establish relationship to help Cuba , but I have been
Not able to go tru your prices
I had the opportunity to travel with MEDICC to explore and learn about CUBA and their health care system. The information, resources and exposure was incredible. I so enjoyed learning about the medical school and the opportunities for dedicated practitioners to become physicians in their communities. I continue to promote this program whenever appropriate. Would love to be a board member and or work for this organization.
Dr. Chiquita Tuttle
My research educational experience while visiting CUBA to learn more about their health and medical program was enlightening. The Cuban health professionals were welcoming and provided such a wealth of information about the wonderful work of MEDICC. I am definitely going to return . Currently studying Public Health Policy in a doctoral program at Walden and this experience will lend a rich perspective to include in my research work.
Saw this organization in action on a trip to Cuba. Amazing work they are doing taken care of the population in need of health care. Dedicated, caring organization doing fabulous work in Cuba.
This organization helps physicians who have studied medicine in Cuba to practice medicine in the USA. Many of these physicians have very limited financial resources and are unfamiliar with the grueling and expensive process to practice medicine here. MEDICC helps these doctors in every step of this process and has been responsible for giving us an indirect look at Cuba (since we get to interact with the US doctors that Cuba produced). Since I have interacted with many of them, I can say that US doctors who are trained in Cuba are very smart, hard-working, dedicated, bilingual, and want to work in the medically-underserved communities in the USA. These skills make them an asset to their US patients and a model to all of their medical colleagues. Without MEDICC, we would not have these outstanding physicians in our medical system.
I think during the long time of the USA block and violence against your country, MEDICC has contributed to make more visible the cuban health system and its efficacy around the world.
May be, in this time is not as necessary as before.
I learned much with you and hope your permanence and growing
Dr. Jorge Luis Manzini
Mar del Plata, Argentina
For many years, this group has provided unprecedented and accurate information about the growing field of US-Cuban medical cooperation. I share their news and information with thousands of people through the Yahoo News Group which I direct focusing on US Cuban relations.
Los Angeles, California
Great help for young american studying medicine career in Cuba. An d great help for needed people in Haiti
Undoubtedly, Cuba has models in healthcare, agriculture, etc. that are low-cost that the U.S. could learn from. Vice versa, Cubans experience many issues accessing technology due to strained relations with the U.S. MEDICC strives to build a collaborative world in which we can all benefit from what the other has to offer. In addition to their many great programs, MEDICC, on principle, is a leader for emphasizing the importance of cooperation.
I had one of my first jobs at MEDICC and since then, I have been inspired to research mulit-sector approaches to public health issues for the rest of my career.
The Medical Education Cooperation with Cuba is a breakthrough nonprofit organization in community health and integrated healthcare models. My experience at MEDICC was that the staff was dedicated and constantly thinking of new avenues to promote health equity and also to establish better ties between the U.S. and Cuba for the sake of the health of the two populations and the world. The resources that the U.S. has available combined with the advanced planning of the Cuban healthcare model will benefit the world population and the staff at MEDICC will be our leaders to a healthier globe.
With the opening between the US and Cuba, it is imperative that we understand more about Cuba, its health system and open the science dialogue as that will likely be the first area to be encourage in collaboration. MEDICC helps immensely with that, acquainted those not in Cuba with the character of medicine and medical science in Cuba, an increasingly important area of concern and interest to the US and world medical community.
Medicc was a 'voice in the wilderness' in the US until recently, telling Americans about what was happening with health and health professions education in Cuba during a period when few others were. As a teaching resource in those days they were invaluable. Now that relations with Cuba are improving, Medicc is once again leading the way by providing our political, clinical and educational leaders with the insights gained by years of experience 'on the ground.' We need them more than ever!
MEDICC arranged an itinerary for our group of healthcare professionals/administrators, governmental officials, and academics to look at Cuba's healthcare/public health system and how other agencies/stakeholders are engaged in improving the population's health. It was an eye-opening experience--we learned some lessons that we are trying to apply to our region.
This is a wonderful organization! It has worked tirelessly to explore medical realities in Cuba and to build the friendship that has led to a relaxing between both countries. We now will have the opportunity to open research between the US and Cuba and to provide mutual benefits from that research.
MEDICC work it is also very important for the LatinAmerican context, where some institutions take its initiatives as a role model.
MEDICC, thank you for your resilience !
MEDICC does extraordinary work to support US students studying medicine in Cuba. They assist with exam preparation and exam fees, and work with US hospitals to find opportunities for rotations here in the US which is invaluable when these amazing students apply to residencies in the united states. MEDICC is an integral part of this pipeline of passionate young doctors, the majority from backgrounds under-represented in medicine, committed to caring for underserved communities.