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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

Nicaragua Spring Break Trip

Keck School of Medicine

February 2008

Trip objectives

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

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

Nicaragua 2008: The Group

Our home

Our Home

Clinical rotations

Clinical Rotations

Learning about the healthcare system

Learning About the Healthcare System

Experiencing nicaraguan culture

Experiencing Nicaraguan Culture

Traveling and exploring

Traveling and Exploring

2009 trip deadlines and contacts

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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