UCF medical students puts spotlight on Medicaid

Ajay Kailas, a fourth-year medical student at UCF, wanted to raise awareness about Medicaid, so this summer he put up a poster board in the College of Medicine’s lobby to encourage his fellow students to accept Medicaid patients when they start practicing medicine.

“As future or current physicians, it is of utmost importance that we never forget the duties our white coats bestow upon us,” part of his message read on his Medicaid Pledge board. “We must do our best to provide care for the less fortunate as all human beings deserve appropriate medical care.”

He then asked the readers to sign a pledge to show that they’re aware of the issue and willing to help Medicaid patients.

Over the two months that his poster was on display, Kailas collected 55 signatures.

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