It’s a medical school like no other: the largest of its kind in the world. The Latin American School of Medicine (ELAM) in Havana, Cuba hosts students from well over 100 countries and every year, dozens of American students are paid to go there to train as doctors. Paid, that is, by the Cuban government on the proviso that they return to the U.S.
Meet the Americans Studying Medicine on the Cuban Government’s Dime
The Cuban government has been paying Americans through a little known program to study medicine in order to return to the United States and serve underprivileged communities.