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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
2009 trip deadlines and contacts
2009 Trip Deadlines and Contacts