This program provides a comparison of urban and rural healthcare practices in Ecuador by splitting interns’ time between the coastal metropolis of Guayaquil and the smaller town of Puyo on the edge of the Amazon Basin. Interns will rotate through a variety of clinics and hospitals, as well as participating in home visits, encouraging a comprehensive view of care in each area.
Interns will complete a wide variety of rotations in clinical, hospital, and NGO settings in the Andean capital of Quito, while taking intensive Spanish language classes with a focus on medical vocabulary.
Program on hold until further notice.
Center for Social Medicine: 10 week clinical observation internship in partnership with the Pravara Institute of Medical Sciences in Loni, India. Interns have the opportunity to study health care at the 900 bed teaching hospital and in local rural communities. Rotations may be tailored based students’ background and interests.