Do you want to learn the skills associated with particular medical specialties in a developing country? Get exposure to the treatment of prevalent diseases in Ecuador Improve/develop medical Spanish communication skills?

Key Information

Dates: Variable (2 to 4 wks)
Updated!
Type: Clinical Rotation
Eligibility Third or fourth year medical students from accredited Universities
Deadline: February 15, 2012 Updated!
Aprox. Cost for 4 weeks Program fee: $1,800 (aprox)
Administrative fee: $150
Out of pocket: Airline ticket cost ($450 to $750, depending on dates and airline)
Passport, vaccinations, food not covered by program, etc. (~$900)
Application: contact Dr Grijalva
Contact: Mary Dailey, Office of International Programs. 221A Grosvenor Hall, Athens, OH 45701. dailey@ohio.edu, (740) 593 2183; (740) 593 9557 (Fax)
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You can do all of this and more, plus get elective rotation credit with a Clinical Rotation in Ecuador!


Description of program:

A variety of medical and surgical experiences are available to students and residents via the Catholic University Medical School System in Quito, Ecuador, including the military hospital where care is similar to that in the States, and the government referral hospitals where financially needy patients are referred from all around Ecuador, often with advanced and complex disease processes. An optional first week will consist of working in a small suburban hospital participating in a surgical “brigade” where medical students, residents and faculty will participate in providing surgical services along with other U.S. and Ecuadoran health care workers to economically deprived patients. Medical students will be immersed in the Ecuadoran culture every day, working side-by-side with Ecuadoran medical students and doctors to provide medical care. A summary of the experience in 2008 is available upon request, which outlines the various experiences possible.

Third or fourth year medical students will complete a four-week rotation schedule in selected hospitals in Ecuador. Students will:

  1. receive orientation and training at Catholic University of Ecuador
  2. receive classes in medical Spanish and
  3. conduct clinical rotations in the different services offered by the participating hospitals.

Students will be supervised by clinical preceptors in each service. Preceptors will be members of the faculty of Catholic University and will supervise students following all of the requirements that OUHCOM imposes on their own clinical faculty in Ohio.

Lodging will be arranged with host families in Quito in order to reduce program costs and enhance the cultural experience.  During the last week, students will conduct rotations in a rural clinic near Quito.

This international program offered by TDI is designed to:

  • Allow students to learn the skills associated with particular medical specialties in a developing country
  • Provide exposure to the treatment of prevalent diseases in Ecuador
  • Improve/develop medical Spanish communication skills
  • Help students hone communicational skills with patients through medical interviews
  • Facilitate a different perspective of health, disease, and healthcare delivery systems
  • Provide opportunities for students to be involved in all levels of community and hospital activities
  • Improve the knowledge of the Ecuadorian culture
  • Facilitate the educational exchange of information
  • Introduce students to Ecuadorian traditional medicinal practices
  • Provide opportunities for students to participate in outreach activities
  • Develop and strengthen a friendship between the participants and PUCE-SM students
  Ohio University
College of Osteopathic Medicine
Grosvenor Hall, Athens, Ohio 45701
Tel:
740-593-2500
Last updated: 02/04/2016