Information for DACA Students

Links of Interest

  • Pre-Health Dreamers - this grassroots movement seeks to provide resources for DACA and undocumented students who aspire to a career in the health professions. It has the most up-to-date health professions resources that we have found.
  • Loyola University Stritch School of Medicine was the first med school to formally welcome DACA students.
  • The AAMC Fee Assistance Program is available to DACA students who meet their income guidelines. The FAP reduces the cost of studying for the MCAT and applying to MD programs.

"The AAMC is dedicated to promoting a culturally competent, diverse, and prepared health and biomedical workforce that leads to improved health. With the nation’s population growing and becoming increasingly diverse, it is crucial that the physician workforce reflect the changing demographics of the country to mitigate racial, ethnic, and socioeconomic health disparities. A diverse and culturally responsive physician workforce leads to improvements in access to care for the underserved, improves cultural awareness, promotes health equity, and—studies have shown—leads to more positive patient experiences ... Medical students and residents with DACA status and DREAMers represent a small but important segment of the U.S. population, and their participation in our health care workforce will benefit all U.S. patients." - AAMC (Association of American Medical Colleges) President and CEO Darrell G. Kirch, MD