MBBS Class of 2025 Financial Assistance Campaign

MBBS Class of 2025 Financial Assistance Campaign

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Anna Halstead started this petition to Government of Jamaica and

Calling all Citizens of Jamaica!

As you are all aware we are in midst of the greatest disaster Jamaica has ever faced, the COVID-19 pandemic.

Now, more than ever, we need to support all our front-liners and especially the future front-liners who will be our First Line of Defense.

How can you do that, you may ask?
Upcoming Jamaican medical students studying at the University of the West Indies Campus have always been dependent on and grateful for the subsidy provided to pursue their education. However, in recent years there has been a shift in the government's allocation of this much needed funding. Presently only 55 sponsored positions are distributed to a cohort which has a quota of 280 students. These sponsored spots however are reserved for students who already have their Cape Unit 2 results from the previous year and also those that have transferred from various degree programmes into Medicine.

Despite this enormous dispensation by the Jamaican government, the harsh truth is that a majority of passionate and innovative expectant doctors are still unable to receive sponsorship. Now is the time for Jamaicans to stand united as our recent Sixth Form graduates are feeling the brunt of this pandemic as the delay in their CAPE Unit 2 grades will prevent them from getting timely consideration for the subsidy.

Our future medical practioners are expected to pay the exorbitant tuition of $3,948,000JMD (US$28,000) annually, that is associated with the Bachelors of Medicine, Bachelor of Surgery Degree (MBBS). This money is to help fund dedicated professionals to improve the quality of our health care system.

We present you this initiative that has been created by a team of hopeful and determined prospective medical students who are desirous of seeing their academic and career goals fulfilled. This executive body consists of:

• Mr. Mikael Larmond. graduate of the St. George's College
• Mr. Jeremiah Baker, graduate of the Kingston College
• Mr. Delmar Squire, graduate of the Calabar High School
• Ms. Anna-Deborah Halstead, graduate of the St. Andrew High School for Girls
• Ms. Micheala Campbell, graduate of the Ardenne High School
• Mr. Nethaneel Campbell, graduate of Wolmers’ Boy's High School
• Ms. Kyra Simpson and Ms. Tasseika Dunn, graduates of the Mt. Alvernia High School
• Ms. Jamila Calvin and Ms. Shanique Bailey, graduates of the Herbert Morrison High School
• Mr. Rajae Myers, graduate of the St. George's College.
• Ms. Melissa Lalah, Senior Campaign Advisor, MBBS Candidate Class of 2021, Co-CEO Brain in Training
In the previous academic year (2019-20), the government sponsored 47 additional students to pursue their medical education. With your assistance this petition will strengthen our advocacy for additional subsidies for students of the MBBS Class of 2025.
Kindly take the time to support us with your signature and please continue to stay safe.


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