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Peru Rotation

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  • Ambulatory Medicine in Peru Rotation

    The objective of this elective is to familiarize the student with the principles of tropical infectious diseases and the practice of medicine in a less developed setting.This is a month-long rotation consisting of a two-week didactic course at UMMC followed by a two-week practical field experience in Peru.

    The didactic portion of the course consists of a series of approximately five one-hour lectures per day covering topics in parasitic, bacterial, viral and fungal infectious diseases of importance in less developed countries and general concepts in the practice of international health.

    During the field experience, the student will be a member of a healthcare team consisting of other medical students, residents/fellows, pharmacists, dentists and faculty to provide clinical care in communities along two large tributaries of the Amazon River in the province of Loreto, Peru.

    Peru rotation experiences