MedDreamers in the Daily Bruin

UCLA’s MedDreamers seeks to advocate for undocumented medical students

Seung Jin (James) Lee watched his parents buy over-the-counter medicine each time they got sick, wondering why they never sought medical treatment from a doctor like the other families in his suburban neighborhood.

Without health care, his family did not have time to spare on visits to the doctor. His parents could not afford proper health care because of their status as undocumented immigrants, nor could they afford to lose a paycheck from missing a day of work. Lee’s family’s struggle has now encouraged him to seek to become a doctor.

Lee, a first-year medical student at UCLA, is one of a few students who is open about his status as an undocumented student. He is also a member of the first UCLA club to advocate for the equality of undocumented medical students, MedDreamers. Read more…

Save the Date!

Join us on Sunday, August 16th from 12PM to 3PM for The MedDreamers Inaugural Fundraiser: A Luncheon & Silent Auction for Undocumented UCLA Medical Students. Enjoy a delicious lunch at The Glendon Bar & Kitchen, and bid on some great silent auction items!

All ticket sales and donations go directly to a scholarship fund for undocumented medical students at the David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA. Purchase your tickets in the first week to get Early Bird pricing, and consider donating online if you can’t make it.

Location: Glendon Bar & Kitchen, 1071 Glendon Ave, Los Angeles, CA 90024

Tickets: $50 Early Bird, $60 Regular

This event is supported by generous donations from the UCLA Medical Student Council, The Glendon Bar & Kitchen, and Pre-Health Dreamers. Please contact if you have any questions.