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UMMA Clinic: Pathways to Medical School and Beyond

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Royce Hall 362

UCLA

Los Angeles, CA 90024

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In the wake of civil disturbances in 1992, Muslim American students at UCLA and Charles Drew University decided to open a free clinic to address an unmet need in South Los Angeles. Their mission: establish a free clinic for the benefit of the entire community based on the premise that healthcare is a right and not a privilege. Despite the obstacles, UMMA Clinic has gone on to provide free quality healthcare for over 7,000 patients every year in South LA, received recognition from President Obama, and was the first Muslim American organization to receive designation as a Federally Qualified Health Center.

This event will include a forum featuring the dedicated and esteemed physicians who founded the UMMA Clinic. The speakers will tell the story of the clinic's founding as well as discuss relevant topics including social justice, medicine, academics, and Islam.

Following a catered lunch, the second half of our program will consist of a discussion on medical school applications and admissions from a panel of medical students and residents from the UCLA David Geffen School of Medicine.

We hope that you will join us and leave inspired to play an active role in the health care field and the community!

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