This program, in the university city of Cordoba, offers two options Hospital Medicine or Primary Care and Social Medicine. Hospital Medicine consists of rotations at some of the oldest and 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, 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. Shadow healthcare professionals in various rotations in specialties including infectious disease, HIV/AIDS, surgical care, oncology, dermatology, pediatrics and psychology.
Primary Care and Social Medicine students rotate alongside primary healthcare providers, the first point of access into the healthcare system, at clinics, community health centers, and hospitals. As you shadow professionals performing consultations, learn more about low-income and immigrant patient populations who do not have access to private insurance. Learn from them as they undertake patient education, disease prevention, and diagnosis and treatment of acute and chronic illnesses. It is within this option that there are opportunities for public health internships. Students in both options participate in weekly meetings and lectures on the local healthcare system, social determinants of health, and current cultural/historical topics; and in classes designed to improve your Spanish and to learn medical Spanish. This program is in collaboration with Child and Family Health International (CFHI). You can learn more at www.byuglobalhealth.org