[Physci_undergrad] Pre-Health International Programs: Africa,
Central America, and Mexico
gergel at physci.ucla.edu
Wed Jun 8 15:50:13 PDT 2005
Field Experience In:
International Service Learning
Pre-Health International Programs
Africa, Central America, and Mexico
Africa: Aug 27 -Sept 16 Costa Rica & Nicaragua: Sept 4-17, Sept 11-24
Mexico: Sept 4-17, Sept 14 -24
Field Experience In:
This team program presents a unique and exciting opportunity for
experience field clinical work first hand in the challenging context
of both .outback.
and urban areas.
A letter of recommendation from this program will be a real asset for
your professional school application.
You will be traveling by 4X4.s, motorized river
canoes, horseback, bus, cab, and foot.
Experience the irony of profound natural beauty
amidst profound poverty . and make a difference!
Financial Aid and Academic Credit Available
Teams of ten to fourteen students are accompanied by professional medical
staff in addition to
resident medical staff at each location.
Each program begins with seminars on:
Basic Triage Tropical Medicine Medical Spanish/Swahili
Circumstances require teams be flexible, but usual rotating assignments for
Field Clinics-Triage-Exams-Meds Distribution-Community Health Surveying
Contact: info at ISLonline.org
You.ll be trained in your area of interest to provide .house
clinics., in-home/on-farm visits to screen for primary problems and make
your pre-diagnosis, resulting in a referral from you to come to a village
clinic. At the clinic, you will participate, under professional
supervision, in intake/exams/diagnosis/treatment plan and the prescribing
of the appropriate medications.
Additional/Optional Areas of Study
1. Natural Medicine. The history/use of natural medicines, their
collection, and classification also
provides an opportunity to become involved with local growers and
.curanderos. or .spiritual
2. The Role of Myth, Legend, and Indigenous Beliefs in the Practice of
Medicine in the Two-Thirds
World. Medical/dental practitioners in the .Developed World. are often
baffled by the continued
preference many local people give healing practices based on indigenous
3. Field Veterinary Medicine. Explore/study/experience veterinary
practice while evaluating the
implications and importance of veterinary medicine for both animal and human
4. Medical/Dental/Vet Care Delivery Systems . a Comparison and Contrast.
between our U.S. system of medical services delivery and the host country.
5. Medical Spanish (opt). Beginning at any level of expertise, our staff
can systematically upgrade
students. Spanish proficiency as relating to its use in the practice of
6. The Sky.s the Limit!! Using the expertise and extensive
resources our staff can make available,
create your own independent study with a sponsoring professor. Notify ISL
What Participants and Professional Staff Say.
.In my pursuit of a career in medicine, I place no single experience
higher than those weeks of medical
service with ISL.. Terry Letsinger, Texas A&M University Medical School
.As a medical prof who has worked in many clinic settings in high risk
areas, this trip challenged me to
return to grass roots medicine.provided the opportunity to do one on one
care.a must for students and health professionals.. Alice DeLaurier O.Neil,
R.N., M. Div.
.No other experience compares to the ISL trip.Not only did I gain
knowledge of medical practices, I
learned a lot about human compassion.I recommend this trip to anyone..
Teresa Culley, Med Student.
.I have known and traveled with the staff at ISL in three countries and I
wholeheartedly recommend them
as my choice on any medical mission trip.. Anthony Byrd, D.D.S.
.I had more first hand exposure to medicine than I have in my whole life or
probably will have until my
fourth year of medical school. It was an absolutely amazing feeling.. Heidi
Harrington, Med. Student.
Come Make A Difference!
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