Dear Alumni Association,
We are writing to humbly ask for your support of the UC Davis School of Medicine MEDICOS Nicaragua exchange program. This project allows UC Davis medical students and UNAN Leon medical students to engage in professional and cultural competency development through hospital and clinical rotations in the respective countries, as well as build an understanding of the great public health needs of the patients being served. Your donation this year will help fund the travel of eight UC Davis medical students to Nicaragua as well as the stay of two Nicaraguan medical students, Tatiana Garcia Lopez and Ana Maria Chavez Munguia, at the UC Davis Medical Center for 4 weeks of rotations and training.
The UC Davis School of Medicine encourages us to establish international learning experiences and create a network of outstanding health care providers across borders. We will be gaining invaluable experiences during our stay at the clinics in Leon and Sabana Grande all while learning to be the most efficient health care providers we can be in a resource limited setting. It is essential for us to bring Nicaraguan students to the UC Davis Medical Center to advance their training and personal growth as future physicians with the opportunity to learn from our innovative and knowledgeable faculty physician educators.
However, due to a reduced reservoir of funds from previous years, our MEDICOS group is faced with the challenge of funding not only the entirety of our tour, but also the travel and living expenses of the two Nicaraguan students over their 4-week stay. We have run a fairly successful fundraising campaign up to this point, but we are still short a significant amount to cover the expenses. Therefore, we are now seeking your assistance to make this project a success.
Any financial contribution you can provide to our cause will be greatly appreciated. Please make checks payable to: M.E.D.I.C.O.S and send to the address below. Do not hesitate to contact us (email: email@example.com) if you have any questions. We look forward to hearing from you! Thank you for your consideration.
The MEDICOS Team 2012
UC Davis School of Medicine c/o 2015
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