More than 80 medical students performed short-term service projects in Central and South America in March 2013. Students volunteered in rural and urban medical facilities, learned about local health care systems, and participated in community health outreach and patient education projects.
An Lu and Jesse Banales during a charla (chat) about proper nutrition in Panama.
Ketul Patel, M.D., shows medical students Damien Miran, Alex Quintanilla, CeCe Chang, Sam Parnell, and Julia Chen a positive physical finding in a patient in Galapagos, Ecuador.
Shreeya Popat prepares a bag of medications in Galapagos, Ecuador.
Students together in the clinic they set up within a local elementary school in Panama.
Ascaris lumbricoides worm that a 9-year-old girl coughed up after receiving a dose of albendazole in a clinic in Chocola, Guatemala.
Kelly Davis takes time to talk with families in Rivas, Nicaragua.
Students had a special opportunity to visit with a community healer and learn about alternative medicine practices that are common in the village of Rivas, Nicaragua.