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Update from US Student Joanne Mae Souers, studying medicine in Cuba

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Joanne Mae Souers, a New York State resident studying medicine at the Latin American School of Medicine (ELAM) in Havana, sent us this report on her activities: The Hospital is Our Classroom; The Patient is Our Professor As third year students at the Latin American School of Medicine the hospital is our classroom and the […]

Ebola in Liberia

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MONROVIA, Liberia — Though the Ebola epidemic that put the world on edge may be waning in parts of West Africa, there is much more work to do be done to ensure this underserved region of the world does not continue to suffer from a potentially endemic and devastating disease. From the start of the […]

Cuba Leads the World in Lowest Patient per Doctor Ratio; How do they do it?

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by Joanna Mae Souers In early 2007, I began studying medicine at the Latin American School of Medicine in Havana, Cuba.  I entered the program not knowing much about the Cuban healthcare system, other than that it was universal and free.  “Now that’s a system I want to learn from,” I thought to myself, “It’s […]

Door-to-Door; Dengue Fever

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January, classes were suspended for medical students throughout Havana.  The dengue epidemic had reached its height and health officials decided it was time students joined the prevention efforts; door-to-door.  It is not the first time.  Medical students in Cuba have frequently been called upon for their volunteer services and solidarity to the community during epidemics […]

ELAM Students & Graduates Work with Cuban Doctors in Haiti

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I requested a year off from school to go to Haiti and work with the Cuban doctors after completing my 2nd semester of 3rd year at ELAM (the Latin American School of Medicine). I am one of 120 American citizens studying medicine in Cuba free of charge, with plans to practice medicine upon graduation in […]

Kingston New York Hospital Helps out US medical students in Cuba

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Joanna Mae Souers, an American studying medicine at the Latin American School of Medicine (ELAM) has written several times on the portal (see here).  She asked us to post the following thank you note: David Lundquist, President and CEO of Kingston Hospital, of upstate New York, made efforts to organize supplies to donate to the […]

Update on Dr. Luther Castillo & the Honduran coup

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From US Medical Student Joanna Mae Souers & MEDICC: Dr. Luther Castillo is a dear friend of mine… he is doing amazing things as a doctor in Honduras, and now that the world has turned it’s back, he’s trying to shed light on the situation… He asked us to thank all of you for defending […]

Update from US students studying medicine in Cuba (June 2009)

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Here is the latest update from from Joanna Mae Souers, one of the US students studying medicine on scholarship in Cuba: June 2009 Today there are 148 American students studying medicine at the Latin American School of Medicine in Havana.  They study within Cuba’s world-renowned system of universal health care.  Despite Cuba being a “poor” […]

¡Salud! Southwest Tour by US students studying medicine at ELAM

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We recently received the following letter from Joanna Mae Souers, one of the US students studying medicine at the Latin American Medical School (ELAM) in Havana: It is my pleasure to introduce to you a project we have been working on since December. Inspired by the MEDICC Conference, we put our minds together to manifest […]

Update from US Students studying Medicine in Cuba

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J.M. Souers and V. Lezcano at the Institute of Genetic Engineering and Biotechnology Joanna Mae Souers, a US student studying at the Latin American Medical School (ELAM) in Havana, has sent us this update on her studies. For additional information on the ELAM program you can other posting at this link: January 2009 Every year, […]




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