Leaflet for the Friday, July 8 Detroit event on Cuba featuring members of Pastors for Peace Caravan and students from the Latin American School of Medicine. The event will take place at the Detroit U-M Center., a photo by Pan-African News Wire File Photos on Flickr.
For Immediate Release
Event: Doctors4Detroit Public Meeting and Potluck Dinner
Date: Wed., Jan. 18, 2012, 7:00-9:00pm
Location: U-M Detroit Center--3663 Woodward Ave. at Martin Luther King, Jr. Blvd.
Join Doctors4Detroit to Recruit Students for a Free Scholarship Program to Study Medicine in Cuba
More than 100 students from the United States are currently studying at the Latin American School of Medicine in Cuba--with full scholarships--including three from Detroit. This medical school, which has 8,000 students from around the world, opened its doors to train U.S. students with the support of the Congressional Black Caucus. Minority and local income students are especially encouraged to apply.
Applicants must have one year of biology, inorganic chemistry (with lab), organic chemistry (with lab), and physics and be under 30 years old. Applications are screened by the New York-based Inter-religious Foundation for Community Organization (IFCO) (pastorsforpeace.org). An intensive Spanish language program prepares students for the courses taught in Spanish. This is a six-year program including tutoring and advising designed to help every student succeed. Students must pass competency exams throughout the course of study.
To hear more about this program please come out to this event. Admission is free and donations are welcome.