The participants will travel to a Central American country into communities where medical attention is needed and not generally obtained. Upon arrival students will receive specific training for the trip upon which they embark.
Students will be exposed to a medical environment where they will be allowed to observe and participate in medical assessments of patients who have been provided with scarce resources. This will be done in various settings: urban and rural.
Students will learn about the culture and history of the countries in which they travel and will try to apply the information learned to their experiences during clinics. They will make reflections about the medical and cultural experiences and will apply them to what they believe their future holds for them.
Depending upon the length of the trip, we try to visit hospitals, orphanages and nursing homes. We conduct home visits in the communities we serve. These are very important and informative insights into the lives of our patients beyond what we see in the clinics.