Education Equity Initiative
Upon graduating high school, many immigrant youth in the United States are faced with significant barriers to attending college. Cost is a major factor, especially for undocumented immigrant students who are not able to access financial aid, loans or in-state tuition.
Lack of access to higher education is associated with severe health inequity. Youth who don’t attend college die 7 years sooner than their college-educated peers. In addition, workforce diversity is diminished as aspiring doctors and nurses are unable to pursue their studies.
The Education Equity Initiative of the AMSA REACH Committee seeks to:
- Educate medical students about immigrants’ differential access to higher education.
- Mobilize AMSA members to take action to support Education Equity efforts in their states and regions.
- Support undocumented medical and pre-medical students to achieve their dreams of becoming physicians.