Becas Para Aztlán: Forty-One Years Later
Keywords:Becas para Aztlán, Servicio Social, Universidad Autónoma Metropolitana
The Becas para Aztlán Program allowed me to study medicine at the Universidad Autónoma Metropolítana and complete a year of Servicio Social. This paper chronicles my journey as a medical student, my year of public service, and the highs and lows I faced. It also includes my personal perspective on how the program could have been administered in such a way to have maximized the desired goal as envisioned by the creators of the Becas Program and minimized the struggle to achieve that goal. This narrative also discusses how my university experience in Mexico City has shaped by life.