Entries by jmora

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Meet Sumbul Siddiqui, former Neuroscience student at Agnes Scott College, 15’ seeking to pursue a career in medicine. Last June Sumbul was granted advanced parole and was enabled to travel to Pakistan to meet her relatives for the first time in two decades and was even awarded a Project for Peace Award for the work […]

New PHD Director Spotlight

Please join us in welcoming Dr. Angela Chuan-Ru Chen as the new Pre-Health Dreamers Project Director! Angela was selected among a competitive applicant pool based on her strong experience as an educator to undocumented college students, her motivations to engage in institutional advocacy efforts, and her relevant educational background. Having been undocumented herself for 16 […]

Kaiser Child Health Program Offers Coverage in California

Undocumented children under the age of 19 can sign up for Kaiser Permanente’s Child Health Program, which would give them medical, dental, vision and mental health coverage.  The deadline to apply for coverage for this year is March 31. Find out more and download the application here: info.kp.org/childhealthprogram

Recordings of the CaHPSA and ASBH Conferences are LIVE!

On October 26, 2013, Pre-Health Dreamers were out in full force presenting at three different and separate venues on the topics of health careers and health care for the undocumented community! Recordings of TWO of the THREE sessions are now LIVE and can be accessed below.   1.) The CaHPSA NorCal Conference Presenters: Steve Li […]

Pre-Health Dreamers Divide & Conquer

Pre-Health Dreamers Divide & Conquer This Fall, Pre-Health Dreamers is going all-hands-on-deck as we go out to many conferences and panels to continue speaking up as undocumented, aspiring health professionals! Follow our progress on Facebook and Twitter. Chime in! We’d love your support. ASBH ANNUAL MEETING [10.26.13] PHD will be participating in a panel titled “The Courage to […]

Senate Bill for Immigration Reform, and Health Benefits

Here’s the latest in the news about Immigration Reform and health benefits:   Senate bill says to undocumented immigrants: pay taxes but claim no public benefits “Gutierrez gave some examples: Immigrants with provisional legal status would not get help paying their health insurance premiums under Obamacare, and they would get no credit for any Social […]

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Illinois Allow Medical & Dental School Loans for Undocumented Students

  “Smart, hardworking, motivated students are applying to medical school, And because of circumstances beyond their control, they do not have the access to financial assistance.” – chairman of the Illinois Finance Authority. For all Pre-Med DREAMers / undocumented students applying to medical school, please (highly) consider Loyola Stritch School of Medicine [www.stritch.luc.edu/daca]. Recap: They […]

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Nursing Without Borders

  A moving article at the intersection of immigration and healthcare by Heather Boerner in the National Nurses Magazine. Heather reveals stories of undocumented persons who lack access to healthcare, the complexity of healthcare access for individuals with the healthcare reform, first hand accounts of health professionals who care for immigrants and the story of an undocumented nurse. […]


Pre-Health Dreamers on KWMR West Marin Community Radio

  PHD’s very own Denisse and Angel were guest on KWMR’s Epicenter radio show. They both discussed the impacts of Immigration Reform and the Affordable Care Act on the health of undocumented immigrants. Follow this link to stream the show: http://kwmr.org/blog/show/5349