Dr. Francisco Rico (Left) and Dr. Juan Jose Jauregui Lomeli, Associate Dean for the Program of Medicine in the Community (PMC) (Right) stand next to Universidad Autonoma de Guadalajara‘s PMC Mobile Medical Unit. This state-of-the-art unit was provided by funds from the local Rotary Club. The mobile medical unit can travel virtually anywhere in Latin America during natural disasters, such as earthquakes and hurricanes.
The unit contains two consultation rooms and equipment for medical and dental care. When the unit is not being dispatched for a natural disaster, it is mobilized to various poor rural and urban communities to provide free care to the residents. These two doctors are justifiably very proud of the work they do for the less fortunate in Mexico. The PMC program has treated hundreds of thousands of people through its long history of existence (since 1973).
Medical students at UAG’s School of Medicine receive real-world experience almost immediately by accompanying the PMC brigades. The School of Medicine also has an International Program, where students from the U.S., Puerto Rico and other countries choose to complete their medical training.