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Nicaragua Spring Break Trip. Keck School of Medicine February 2008. Trip Objectives. To expose 1 st year medical students to the field of International Medicine in a hands on learning environment

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Nicaragua Spring Break Trip

Keck School of Medicine

February 2008

Trip Objectives

  • To expose 1st year medical students to the field of International Medicine in a hands on learning environment

  • To gain an understanding of the social and economic challenges facing the healthcare system in Nicaragua

  • To learn about the particular pathology and disease processes most relevant to Nicaragua and Central America

  • To cultivate the growing academic relationship between Keck Students and the physicians, residents and medical students of the hospital Roberto Calderon

  • To learn about various aspects of Nicaraguan culture

  • To explore the country through tourism

Program Specifics

  • The program began in 2007 and was organized by Maria Peralta a current Keck 4th year student. The itinerary, tours and accommodations are arranged through a group called Learning in Community with input from previous students.

  • This year the program will fund 10-12 1st year students

    • Room, board, airfare and travel throughout the country are all included

  • Preference will be given to students proficient in the Spanish language if applications exceed the number of spots alotted

Nicaragua 2008: The Group

Our Home

Clinical Rotations

Learning About the Healthcare System

Experiencing Nicaraguan Culture

Traveling and Exploring

2009 Trip Deadlines and Contacts

  • The deadline for spring break 2009 applications will be midnight October 14th.

  • Once you have completed the application please email it to

  • If you have specific questions about the trip you can send an email or to imig.usc@gmail or contact IMSIG group leaders

    • Becky Shatsky –

    • Samantha Nadella –

    • Dave Larson –

    • George Lim –

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