This program, in the university city of Cordoba, offers exceptional opportunities for public health placements in a primary care general hospital, a pediatric care hospital, or with the State Ministry of Health. Students may work on public health awareness campaigns or outreach programs on sexual and reproductive health, vector-borne disease prevention, diabetes education, healthy eating, and/or maternal and child health, or in other public health projects. Those with the Ministry of Health will also join mobile health clinics providing services such as blood pressure screening, vaccines, mammograms, and nutrition counseling.
Students interested in pre-medicine or other clinical careers can have placements in primary care or in hospital medicine in some of the most renowned teaching hospitals in Latin America, such as the premier infectious disease hospital and the largest public pediatric hospital in the region. Alongside local healthcare personnel, students will take part in focused physical exams, patient histories, and daily hospital rounds. Join lectures and discussions on case studies with local residents and medical students, and rotate in different medical specialties. Students will participate in weekly meetings and lectures on the local healthcare system, social determinants of health, and current cultural/historical topics. Also provided are classes to brush up or improve your Spanish and to learn medical Spanish. This program is in collaboration with Child and Family Health International (CFHI).