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Electives - Global Health
Costa Rica: Exploring Global Health
Elective Number: 2427 (International)
Rotation Supervisor: Drs. Amy Brown & Abigail Kumral (UVA) & Dr. Arturo Abdelnour in Cosa Rica
Duration: 4 weeks Maximum
Available: January - April
Prerequisites: At least a month prior to beginning the rotation complete the Elective requirements on the Forms page.
Report to: Dr. Arturo Abdelnour
Time to Report: 7:00 am
Place to Report: Lobby, Hospital Nacional de Ninos
Typical Day: 7:00 am - 12:00pm (hospital rotations); 2:00-5:00pm (Spanish Class)
Suggested Preparatory Reading: The Elective Pack: the medical student's guide to essential international health and development http://ucl.ac.uk/cihd/undergraduate/elective_info/elective_pack; Lonely planet Costa Rica Travel Information and Travel Guide
Attendance: Attendance at elective activities is mandatory.
Number of students per rotation: 1-2
Course Description: Course Description
Learn about the healthcare delivery system of a developing country
Learning about preventative public health measures in a developing country.
Learning about the diagnosis and treatment of diseases and disorders
unique to a developing country.
Learning about unique cultural influences on the etiology, diagnosis
and treatment of disease.