ENLACE: Alternative Spring Break – Nicaragua
ENLACE: Nicaragua Summer Language and Cultural Immersion
Global Health Summer Education Internship
Slemenda Scholars Program
Fourth-year medical students compare and contrast health care systems in the United States and China during a one-month medical rotation in the third-largest city in China: Guangzhou. Students learn about differences in health care systems in urban and rural China and analyze community health problems in the context of political, sociolegal, cultural and economic factors. Email Marcus Schamberger, MD, or Zao C. Xu, MD, for more information.
Fourth-year medical students are invited to spend two months in Eldoret, Kenya. Students live alongside Kenyan medical students working in wards (one month general medicine, one month in either pediatrics or surgery) and outpatient clinics, and participate in AMPATH-related and local activities, including the Tumaini Center for Street Children and the Imani Workshop. Students attend lectures and discussions on ethical and global health issues facilitated by permanent IU School of Medicine faculty in Kenya. Upon return, students complete a debriefing session, a journal article or book review, and a reflection/analysis paper. Email Jenny Baenziger or email Ron Pettigrew for more information.
Fourth-year medical students can travel to various areas across the globe to learn about and participate in health care in a developing country. Participating students complete orientation and debrief sessions, write a journal article or book review, and submit a reflection/analysis paper. Email Jenny Baenziger or email Ron Pettigrew for more information.
Fourth-year medical students looking for international experience without leaving the United States may choose to participate in local avenues of health care for the Indianapolis global populations. Under the direction of Ruben Hernandez, MD, and the Department of Family Medicine, students spend time at clinics that serve a high volume of Hispanic and Burmese patients as well as the IU Travel Medicine Clinic, IU International Medicine Office, Immigration Welcome Center, the refugee intake clinic through the Marion County Health Department, and the Indiana Latino Health Organization.