Revered throughout the world but little known in the US, this show tells the story of the largest medical school in the world, the Latin American School of Medicine (ELAM) in Havana, Cuba.  It opens with excerpts from the movie Dare to Dream, produced by filmmaker and Professor of Communications, Jennifer Wager.  Through the eyes of US students who received full scholarships from the Cuban government with the commitment to practice medicine in under-served communities, we learn the history of this medical school that is revolutionizing healthcare on a global level, graduating more than 26,000 doctors from around the world.  After the documentary, producer Jennifer Wager, and Sol Bockelie a current ELAM student from Seattle field questions and answers.  Members of the audience included health care professionals and activists with the Seattle Cuba Friendship Committee.
 
If you would like to see the full movie and support the scholarship program go to: https://daretodreamfilm.org/.
ALL proceeds from the movie go to the program.

To find out more about the Latin American School of Medicine and how to apply for scholarships, see:
https://ifconews.org/medical-school/
 
Thanks to the Seattle Cuba Friendship Committee & Jennifer Wager
Recorded 8/5/17

 

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Program Details
Episode S6E29
Broadcast Week Aug 13th 2017
Duration 00:58:00
Audience Rating TV-G
Genre Action
Theme Academic & Education
Language English
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