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Public Health Medical Placement

internship highlights

  • Receive medical placement in a health clinic, hospital, or public health assistance organization

  • Increase and practice medical skills in your placement while working alongside local doctors and staff

  • Promote health education and learn about traditional medicine practices within a local community

  • Opportunities for personal research relating to public and private health care, traditional medicine, plant medicine, and more

  • Forge meaningful relations while living with a host family

  • Participate in other cultural events, such as:

    • Guayusa tea ceremonies

    • Ecotourism adventures to waterfalls and indigenous communities

    • Medicinal plant remedy workshops

    • Amazon Forest to Table Feast

Daily Activities

  • Shadow and assist medical professionals - nurses, doctors, pharmacists, dentists, etc. - with their day-to-day tasks based on your area of interest

  • Assist with medical brigades to local communities

  • Assist nurses and physicians with home visits

  • Create your own community public health talks to give in communities or local schools

  • Organize events and workshops to teach community members about public health topics like sexual education and violence prevention

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