This eight week program is in collaboration with the School of Medicine at the University of Panama. For the summer 2013, the program includes a two-week Global Health Practicum, including community medicine, medical assistance service, research, and education at the Rural Post in the Catholic Mission of the indigenous reservation of El Bale in the Province of Veraguas. Complementary activities include Medical Spanish and Traditional medicine workshops.
The remaining six weeks will be designated to either public health projects or clinical rotations at community health centers and polyclinics in the provinces of Panama and Veraguas where students will continue their global health experiences. MD and other students interested in clinical rotations will be assigned to community health centers or Polyclinics where they will have the opportunity to work as volunteers in activities such as Well Baby Clinics, Prenatal Care Clinics, School Health programs, Environmental Health programs and others.
Odilia I. Bermudez, PhD, MPH, LDN
Department of Public Health and Community Medicine Tufts University School of Medicine