UC Davis Summer Abroad Health Internships 2014

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The summer abroad internship program provides students interested in human and animal global health the opportunity to gain hands-on clinical and public health experience while being immersed in a local community. Excursions and language classes, where applicable, are also an important part of the culturally immersive programs... http://summerabroad.ucdavis.edu

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  • UC Davis Summer Abroad Health Internships 2014

    1. 1. Summer Abroad Health Internships 2014
    2. 2. 6 units * 5 specialized programs * 4 weeks * 3 continents * 2 trusted providers * 1 UC Davis Instructor The summer abroad internship program provides students interested in human and animal global health the opportunity to gain hands-on clinical and public health experience while being immersed in a local community. Excursions and language classes, where applicable, are also an important part of the culturally immersive programs. Total Max Enrollment: 30 (all 5 locations combined) Units: 6 UC Davis Units *New for 2014, very limited enrollment Program Coordinator: Paula Levitt Plevitt@ucdavis.edu
    3. 3. UC Davis Faculty of Record Dale Flynn University Writing Program dbflynn@ucdavis.edu Dr. Flynn has developed a number of writing courses for students interested in science/medicine, including Advanced Composition for Students in Health Sciences and Advanced Composition for Students in Biological Sciences. She has also taught a number of Freshman seminars, and a Humanities course on Medicine and the Humanities.
    4. 4. Academics Students will work with each other and with Dale Flynn, the UCD faculty leader for this program. Dr. Flynn will be based in Davis throughout program. Online communication platforms may include: Smartsite, Adobe Connect, Skype, Google Hangout, Word Press. This online course facilitates successful internships by giving students a forum for reading and reflecting about various global health concerns encountered in hands-on clinical and public health settings. A series of short writing assignments and online group discussions will guide students through all stages of their internship experience.
    5. 5. UC Davis Courses: 6 units total EAP 192—Internship, 4 units 30-35 hours per week, transcript notation through ICC. UWP 198— Writing for Internships: Health, 2 units  Connect the work students do at their internship to its broader social and cultural context. Readings about global health issues, ethics of health care, service learning impacts. 1-page paper every week, blog format Guest lecturers.
    6. 6. SA Logistics • Financial Aid Applies • Enrollment open January 8 • First completed, First Reserved- Good to think about a second program locations choice if first choice gets filled. • Summer Abroad Travel Awards available: We will award $80,000 in travel awards to participants in UCD Summer Abroad • Create your interest profile today! • Final Program Cost will be on website by December: Same cost for all program options. Includes 2 meals/day. Does not include airfare or personal expenses.
    7. 7. Let’s meet our providers! CFHI: Bolivia, India, South Africa ISL: Costa Rica/Nicaragua
    8. 8. CFHI– Quick Facts CFHI is an NGO in Special Consultative Status with the ECOSOC of the United Nations CFHI at a Glance Founded: 1992 Global Partners: 200+ Locations: 20+ sites in 6 countries Students since 1992: 7,000+ Students’ Country of Origin: 40+ Partner Clinics / Hospitals Supported: 75
    9. 9. CFHI– Our Work & Unique Program Model Global Health Education Programs: • India, South Africa, Ecuador, Bolivia, Mexico & Argentina. *Uganda Opening 2014* • Open to all interested in health/medicine Community Initiatives & Professional Development • Grassroots projects that benefit local healthcare • Trainings and development for local health workers
    10. 10. What do CFHI Participants DO? Your Experience Will Depend on the Following Factors…. • The level of experience/education you have had in a clinical setting • Your comfort level in doing procedures or tasks open to you • Language ability • Local laws designed to protect patients, may limit what you can do while in clinic • Most importantly: the relationship you build with your preceptor
    11. 11. What do CFHI Participants Do? Responsibilities Vary, However Under the Supervision of a Local Preceptor… • Community-Oriented Primary Care: tasks assigned by preceptor according to clinical level •Hospital Rounds: oncology, gastroenterology, infectious diseases, pediatric surgery, nephrology, emergency and outpatient care • Patient histories and Physical Exams (In Spanish in Latin America)
    12. 12. What do CFHI Participants Do? • Aiding local preceptors with differential diagnosis • Health Brigades or Community Health Outreach /Education projects • Malaria and Dengue Brigades • Vaccination Campaigns • Health Education Sessions: Weekly meetings w/ CFHI Medical Director Covering: • Local Healthcare System •Cultural/Geographic Influence on Healthcare Access • Common Diseases and Treatment • Various Topics Related to Program Emphasis
    13. 13. Sample CFHI Schedule: 1st Week Sunday AM PM Free time! Orientation with Medical Director & Local Coordinator Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday 4 to 6 HOURS OF CLINICAL ROTATIONS EACH WEEKDAY FREE TIME!! LANGUAGE CLASSES--Latin America Only FREE TIME!! Evening FREE TIME!!! Meeting with Medical Director & Local Coordinator FREE TIME!!
    14. 14. CFHI/ Davis Summer Program Options • Bolivia—Pediatric Health and Adolescent Medicine in La Paz • India—Public Health and Community Medicine in Delhi • India—Rural/Urban Himalayan Rotation • South Africa—Healthcare Challenges in Cape Town
    15. 15. Bolivia • One of the poorest countries in Latin America • Highest percentage of indigenous groups w/unique cultural beliefs • Developing economy • High poverty, malnutrition, and poor sanitation • Access to care universal but infrastructure– yet.. Personnel, socioeconomic, and cultural barriers
    16. 16. Infant Mortality Rate (per 1,000 live births)
    17. 17. Bolivia- Pediatric & Adolescent Health Dates: July 5- August 2 • La Paz- cosmopolitan capital • Modern homestays • Vibrant, politically active indigenous culture • Rotations at biggest children’s teaching hospital in Bolivia: • Emergency Ward, Outpatient, Oncology, Infectious Diseases • Morning rounds with residents • Discussion of cases, treatment options
    18. 18. India •India’s Public Health Spending: Only five other countries in the world spend less than India (Burundi, Myanmar, Pakistan, Sudan, Cambodia) •Rural vs. Urban areas • Ratio of doctors to population rural areas6 times lower vs. urban areas • Rural poor Contend With: • geographic distance • gender divide • caste-based complications
    19. 19. India Programs: Rural/Urban Himalayan Rotation & Public Health and Community Medicine Dates: July 2 to August 2 Choice of 2 CFHI India programs: Rural Urban Himalayan Rotation • Clinical • 2 weeks urban/ 2 weeks rural • Based in Dehradun, near Hindu holy sites such as Rishikesh, Himalayan foothills Public Health and Community Medicine • Based in New Delhi • Non-clinical, NGO Programs Include day tour of Taj Mahal/Agra & city tour of New Delhi
    20. 20. India: Rural Urban Himalayan Rotation 2 weeks : City of Dehradun • Homestay families • Rotations at local clinics • Cardiology • Primary care • ER and ICU at Govt. Hospital 1 week : Village of Patti (Rural) •Primary healthcare clinic • Health camps to surrounding villages • Yoga classes • Traditional ayurvedic and western medicine
    21. 21. India: Rural Urban Himalayan Rotation 1 week in hilltop town Massoourie •Missionary Hospital serving large Tibetan refugee population •Lodging at hospital •Outreach campaigns to local schools •Healthy living •Hygiene •Rotations •ER/Primary/ICU/ •Ophthalmology/Pediatrics •Ob/Gyn
    22. 22. Public Health and Community Medicine • Be exposed to public health challenges facing India • Witness how NGO’s are working to improve these issues: Environmental sanitation, waste management, safe drinking water, HIV/AIDS, drug addiction
    23. 23. Public Health and Community Medicine Rotate at various NGO’s: •Sulabh International •SPYM's Integrated Counseling and Treatment Centre (ICTC): HIV/AIDS outreach/education •JAMGHAT - Street children's group •Survival for Women and Children (SWACH) Foundation, Chandigarh
    24. 24. South Africa Experience first-hand challenges of healthcare system in South Africa •GINI Coefficient- high inequality •HIV/AIDS one of most drastically infected countries in the world •TB pandemics due to poor sanitation
    25. 25. South Africa Cultural norms and social/historical legacies play a part… • Legacy of Apartheid – lack of quality healthcare for blacks/colored • Gender inequality and male dominance. violence and sexual violence • Stigma and discrimination, poverty • Lack of knowledge and misconceptions about HIV/AIDS, Cultural beliefs and practices
    26. 26. South Africa Life Expectancy
    27. 27. Healthcare Challenges in Cape Town, South Africa Dates: July 5 to August 2 • 2nd most populous city in S.A., provincial capital of Western Cape • Multi-cultural- Xhosa, “Colored” (mixed), Whites • Live with homestays in Cape Flats area • Working/middle class neighborhood • Transportation provided tofrom clinics
    28. 28. Healthcare Challenges in Cape Town South Africa • Rotations at Secondary government hospitals in Cape Flats area • Students stay at 1 hospital the entire month – • Rotate ER, OR, pediatrics, orthepedics, outpatient, etc.
    29. 29. Healthcare Challenges in Cape Town South Africa Patients of Govt Hospitals: • Poorest of the region • Mainly Xhosa- black South African Common Diseases: • Diabetes, heart disease, hypertension, tuberculosis
    30. 30. For More Information www.cfhi.org 415-957-9000 students@cfhi.org ….. ANY QUESTIONS?
    31. 31. International Service Learning Who we are: ISL is an international educational nongovernmental organization offering medical, educational, and general service opportunities for volunteers. What we do: ISL sends medical, nursing, dental, optometry, physical therapy, public health, veterinary, education, and general service teams to provide assistance in developing communities.
    32. 32. ISL Provides… • Licensed health professionals • Professional, bilingual Team Leaders • Field service, seminars, and mentoring • Sustainable community assistance • 21 years experience
    33. 33. IN PARTNERSHIP WITH UCD, ISL OFFERS: •A unique opportunity for students to learn, volunteer, and explore both Costa Rica & Nicaragua, 7/05/14 to 8/02/14 •Rotations with an emphasis in veterinary, medical, nursing, education/special education, public health, community service, dental, optometry or pharmacy •Classes in medical Spanish •Community-based service projects such as ESL instruction, light construction, or an environmental/sustainability project
    34. 34. Costa Rica & Nicaragua
    35. 35. Health/Social Concerns we address: • • • • • • • • Parasites Hypertension Diabetes Malnutrition Substance abuse Women’s health issues Dental needs Vision and eye care needs
    36. 36. Global Community & Health Program Emphases • • • • • • • • • • Medical Nursing Public Health Veterinary Dental Optometry Pharmacy Education Special Education Community Service
    37. 37. Say ahhh…
    38. 38. Our Impact • Healthcare and other services provided for the poor and underserved • Holistic approach to patient care • One-on-one training from licensed health professionals • Life-changing learning experience beyond the classroom • Meaningful cultural interaction
    39. 39. Program Logistics • In both Costa Rica and Nicaragua, students will be housed dormitory style in secure lodging in a centralized location. Wi-Fi and safe drinking water will be provided. A member of ISL staff will be available 24/7. • In both locations, students will work with local, licensed professionals. Observational and experiential learning opportunities will be provided. • Students will be bused across the border from Costa Rica to Nicaragua, accompanied by ISL staff
    40. 40. Culture & Recreation • • • • • • • Zipline through the forest canopy Climb volcanoes Relax at the beach Shop for souvenirs Dance! Learn to salsa and merengue! Visit ruins and historical sites Enjoy local cuisine
    41. 41. ISL: Serving the global community, one adventure at a time!

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