[HCCN] Fwd: Why I studied medicine in Cuba

Judith Robbins judy at robbinsandrobbins.com
Tue Apr 6 19:09:05 EDT 2010



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> From: "William Whitney" <atwhit at roadrunner.com>
>
>
> Why I studied medicine in Cuba
>
> Cuba’s Latin American School of Medicine prepares new doctors at  
> absolutely no cost to the students. Some 10,000 of them are  
> studying there, and 1500 graduate every year. They come from 30  
> countries, including eight African nations. They have committed to  
> serving the underserved when they become physicians.
>
> Lillian Holloway will be speaking in Maine about Cuban Health care  
> and about opportunities for U.S. students to study at the Latin  
> American School of Medicine.   Presently 120 of them are enrolled  
> at the School.
>
> Dr. Holloway grew up in West Philadelphia and worked as a certified  
> nursing assistant before deciding to study medicine. She will soon  
> enter a residency training program preparing her either for family  
> practice or emergency medicine.
>
> In Maine Dr. Holloway will be accompanied by Ellen Bernstein,  
> Associate Director of Pastors for Peace. That organization recruits  
> students for the Latin American School of Medicine and provides  
> them with administrative support.
>
> There will be three presentations.
>
> Wednesday, April 14 at 6:30 PM at the University of Southern Maine,  
> Glickman Library, 7th Floor, 314 Forest Avenue in Portland
>
> Thursday, April 15 at 12 PM at the University of Maine, Augusta,  
> Honor’s Lounge of the Randall Technology Building
>
> Thursday, April 15 at 7 PM at Bowdoin College Cram Alumni Barn, 83  
> Federal Street, Brunswick,sponsored by Brunswick-Trinidad Sister  
> Cities Association (www.brunswicktrinidad.org)
>
> For more information, call Tom Whitney at (207) 743-2183   
> www.letcubalive.org
>
> For information about the Latin American School of Medicine, go to:  
> www.ifconews.org.
>
>
>
>

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