Directed by Sarah Rubin, Ph.D. (HCOM Social Medicine, Cleveland Campus)
Student will have hands-on exploration in a variety of urban and under-resourced healthcare settings by shadowing physicians.
Applications now open!
Applications due Feb. 15
This program provides students with a uniquely immersive and hands-on experience in clinic and hospital settings. Participants learn from experienced local physicians how biomedicine adapts to global medical issues as well as the challenges of a low-resource setting. Students will gain a fresh perspective on health disparities and the impact of socioeconomic and cultural contexts on illness diagnosis, treatment, and management. Students will have the opportunity to work closely with healthcare professionals at Lotus River Day Clinic and Victoria Hospital while exploring the rich cultural diversity and exhilarating beauty of the city of Cape Town, South Africa. Weekly service learning trips are great fun and help the students give back to local communities.
Open to OHIO medical students in good standing with the University, and junior and senior students in the Early Assurance Program with an over GPA of at least 3.5.
In addition, students must be in good academic and judicial standing. For more information on the judicial policy go to GoGlobal Judicial Policy.
Connect-123 will provide housing accommodations in furnished apartments for participating students. The apartment building is a 24-hour secured building and each apartment is fully furnished with a kitchen. Students will provide meals for themselves and grocery/produce stores are within walking distance to the apartment building. There is also a coffee shop that serves breakfast, lunch and dinner on the first floor of the building as well as a number of restaurants within walking distance.
Students will participate in day and weekend excursions that may include Cape Point and Table Mountain National Reserve, local craft areas and museums, a variety of beaches, hiking and water sports, wine and vineyard tours, Robben Island and more. Additionally,a two-day safari at the Garden Route Game Lodge is included in program costs.
IHS 4900: Special Topics in HSP (4 OHIO credits)
IHS 5900: Special Topics in HSP (4 OHIO credits)
OCOM 8911: Global Health Rotation
STDY SAFRM :International Study South Africa (0 OHIO credits)
OHIO University Students: Complete the GOIS Online Program Application
Academic and Judicial Checks: An academic and judicial check on all OHIO students is conducted before application and prior to departure.
Non-OHIO University students: follow the Non-Ohio Graduate or Undergraduate Instructions to enroll as a non-degree student at Ohio University before you apply for the Botswana Healthcare Program.
Please refer to the Global Health Program Checklist for instructions on submitting additional information once you have been nominated for a program. This checklist also includes information on course registration for programs.
Ohio University Office of Global Opportunities suggests you follow the recommendations of the Centers for Disease Control for healthy travel to your destination. Please familiarize yourself with these recommendations and requirements prior to applying to a program.
Refer to the US State Department site for information related to safety and security at this destination. Also refer to International SOS for information related to safety and security at this destination. To log in to the International SOS website, please use the OHIO membership IS: 11BCAS000010.
U.S. citizens are required to have a valid U.S. passport when traveling outside of the United States. If you plan to study or travel abroad in the next year, apply for your passport now.
It is each student's individual responsibility to determine the entry and exit requirements specific to their personal situation. Some countries also require a visa to legally enter and reside in the country. The following information will hold true for most U.S. passport holders. U.S. citizens may need a visa or other special documents to enter the country for the length of this program. Please also note that visa requirements may vary if you plan to stay in the country longer than the program dates, if you have recently visited the country, or if you plan to travel to other countries during or after the program. Please familiarize yourself with these recommendations and requirements prior to applying to a program in order to determine your appropriate course of action.
For more specific visa related information please visit OGO's Visa Information Page.
Information for NON-US citizens can be found here.
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