As this academic school year winds down I am excited to announce that I have been selected to participate in the Child and Family Health International Andean Health Care Ecuador rotation in South America. This is a four week program beginning February 7, 2015. The total cost for the trip including flight is well over $2000 dollars and money happens to be due in the midst of interview season. As a 4th year medical student we are responsible for funding each of our our interviews including travel and lodging and this could include up to 15 trips. This is why I am soliciting your help to assist me with my passion to provide healthcare to the medically underserved.
Below is a quick description of the program:
"Join this program and experience a range of clinical sites and services including government hospitals delivering higher-level diagnostic, specialized, and emergency care that is free of charge and accessible to all, as well as community level clinics on the outskirts of the city serving low-income populations. Other rotations include a public maternity hospital where high-risk pregnancies are managed, and a military hospital focusing on internal medicine and surgery. Patients from across the country are referred to this hospital. In addition, participants may request to travel to Otovalo, an indigenous town located outside of Quito. Here, visit an indigenous health center where a local shaman treats and diagnoses illnesses using indigenous medicine practices common in this region.
Become immersed in Ecuadorian culture and language through conversational and medical Spanish classes while living with a local family in Quito. CFHI participants may also organize weekend trips to destinations such as Tena in the Amazon region, known for its waterfalls and adventure sports like kayaking and zip lining, the town of Mindo and its subtropical forest, and Otovalo, an indigenous community with a bustling weekly market."
Final payment is due by December 15, 2015. Any amount helps so please, if you can, help me help others!
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