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Latin American School of Medicine Scholarships

ELAM Scholarship Informational Session

Hear from Dr. Samira Addrey, current ELAM Scholarship Project Coordinator and recent ELAM graduate! We hope that this session paints a picture for what this scholarship represents and helps you decide if ELAM is the right program for you.

ELAM 2020 Graduate Dr. Samira Addrey. Samira Mifatou Addrey is a 2020 graduate of the Latin American School of Medicine in Cuba. She was born and raised in Accra, Ghana before migrating to the United States at the age of nine with her family. She believes in health as a human right and fulfilling the ethos of Cuban medical training which is based on solidarity, altruism and humanitarianism. Her field of interests include but are not limited to Rural Community Medicine, Preventive Medicine and Cultural Psychiatry.

Latin American School of Medicine

The Interreligious Foundation for Community Organization (IFCO) has been working since 1991 on a variety of projects to bring about reconciliation and normalized relations between the United States and Cuba and to challenge the immoral US economic blockade of Cuba. Since 1999, IFCO has been working with the Congressional Black Caucus (CBC), organizing Congressional delegations to visit Cuba. It was during one of these delegations in May 2000 that Cuban medical school scholarships were first offered to US students.


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