Tropical Disease Research and Service Learning Program
About the Program
The Tropical Disease Research and Service Learning Program (TDR) is a cross-cultural experience focused on practical training developed in partnership between Ohio University and the Center for Research on Health in Latin America (CISeAL) in Ecuador.
Depending on your interest, the program takes you to Loja province in Southern Ecuador to conduct multidisciplinary research, train in cross-cultural communication and perform service-learning activities in rural communities. Medical students will be able to shadow healthcare providers in private and public healthcare facilities,
The TDR program is an opportunity to boost your work experience in a new environment, work side-by-side with US and Ecuadorian faculty and students, strengthen your residency applications, and share new experiences with participants from diverse academic interests such as medicine, microbiology, anthropology, and communications, among others.