Hello, my name is
Jacquelyn Brito and I am an aspiring physician whose passion lies in public
health and in advocating for the Latino community. I have been accepted to an international program where I will
be going to Oaxaca, Mexico for four weeks to work in underserved rural areas.
As a medical student, the cost of this program almost seems unattainable. Please help me meet my goal of raising the cost to participate in this amazing opportunity.
Working in the rural
community of Oaxaca will help me understand the major barriers to adequate
healthcare in these communities. I plan to take that knowledge and apply it when I become a medical
director at the Hollywood/Sunset Free Clinic delivering quality care. These uninsured patients also have some of the same barriers to access healthcare and rely on clinics for their routine care. As a daughter of
Mexican immigrants, working in Oaxaca will give me a unique opportunity to
learn and help in providing health care and information to people who need it.
Any donation would be greatly appreciated to help me meet my goal of raising the $3,ooo needed to participate in this program.
If you would like to read more about my cause and the organization please visit:
Here are some numbers that drive my passion and demonstrate the need for the type of work I am committed to:
-Latinos represent 16% of the country's population and ONLY 5% of physicians
-This statistic has not changed since 2008
-Latinos are estimated to reach 25% of the nation's residents by 2050
-The new healthcare law will have many benefits, however, there will still be a large number of immigrants that will rely on clinics for their routine medical care
Data from the American Medical Association Physician Master-file and U.S Census
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