San Francisco Bay View

by JR

On Saturday, March 27, in Washington, D.C., from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., “The Dream of a Lifetime Medical School Conference” will give youngstas from inner-city communities the opportunity to go to medical school in Havana, Cuba, on a full scholarship, with room and board paid for. The nation of Cuba has offered 500 scholarships to young adults in the United Snakes who have an interest in studying medicine and a sincere dedication to practice in “medically underserved communities” in the U.S., aka, for Black people, the hood.

Currently, there are nearly 90 students from the U.S. enrolled at the Latin American School of Medicine. And with medical school so high in the U.S., Black students interested in medicine can’t miss this opportunity of a lifetime, to go to medical school on the beautiful socialist Caribbean island of Cuba - for free.

This one-day conference at the Florida Avenue Baptist Church, on 623 Florida Ave. NW, between Sixth and Seventh streets, will answer questions about the application process, the history behind this unprecedented offer, how to spread the word about the program, and getting licensed in the U.S. once you get your medical degree. Also, you will have the opportunity to meet students who are currently enrolled at the Latin American School of Medicine, so that you can talk with them about their experiences at the school.

The registration fees are $20 for students and $40 for the general public. For more information, contact Velvet Ross at (212) 926-5757 or at .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) You can also write to the organizers at IFCO/Pastors for Peace, 402 W. 145th St., New York NY 10031. The website is [url=http://www.ifconews.org]http://www.ifconews.org[/url]

It is important for Black students to take advantage of this offer, because we don’t have a lot of Black people being trained to be doctors who return to the hood after they get their degree for whatever reason. This program, if we take advantage of it, will train Black students in hoods across Amerikkka without the debt that comes from going to medical school here.

For all of those who are students of history, what would the revolutionary Assata Shakur and her Black Liberation Army comrades have done if there were no Black doctors or doctors sympathetic to their revolutionary cause? They might have died in some hospital from neglect, like so many other Black low- or no-income people do.

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