Brief Reflections from a Becas Para Aztlán Becario, 1979 – 1985

  • Fred Dominguez


These are the brief reflections of a U.S. born Latino from Los Angeles, California who went to Mexico City to study medicine with a scholarship from the Mexican government from 1979 to 1984. I will limit describing my experiences to a few main topic areas chronologically beginning with Learning about Becas Para Aztlán (BPA), Travelling to Mexico City, Life in Mexico City during the 1980s, Medical school experiences and, Reflections about the BPA program 2019. Overall, the intent of this reflective summary is to describe the challenges, hardships, and rewards of being U.S. becario.