• Costa Rica
Subject Areas
Medicine Nursing Pre-Med

Program Details

Program Type
Student Tour
Feb 06, 2020
Oct 28, 2018
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About Program

Want to learn more about the world of medicine? Learn the basic concepts of health care and public health by practicing it first-hand in the heart of Central America.

This program gives students interested in medicine unparalleled real-life healthcare experience in a country whose favorite phrase roughly translates to "full of life." Learn the basic concepts of medicine and public health by witnessing them in action. Experience a holistic approach to medicine as you explore traditional medicine, nutrition and wilderness medicine while making an impact at the same time. Assist medical professionals while they care for patients, chart patients' vital signs and develop health education initiatives. Work in a pharmacy, observe clinical interactions with professional medical staff, assist psychologists and practice your Spanish face-to-face with doctors and patients.

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Program Highlights

  • Earn valuable CPR & First Aid certifications
  • Shadow doctors at a local clinic and participate in patient rounds
  • Engage with local communities in health initiatives
  • Study traditional medicine and practice techniques
  • Embark on a whitewater rafting adventure

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12 Day Introduction to Medicine Review

I have so many positive things to say about this trip! I was nervous before the trip because it was my first time doing an abroad program for an extended period of time but everyone was so friendly and welcoming. I felt right at home! I was one of the younger members of the group but I never felt left out from any discussions or activities. All of the lessons were interesting and engaging and I was never bored! I enjoyed participating in all of the bonding and trust exercises we did over the course of the trip. My favorite part of the trip by far was working in the clinic and getting to play with the children in the waiting room. Everyone at the FIMRC clinic was so kind and dedicated to their work. The clinic made such a profound impact on my life that I decided to start a club dedicated to helping FIMRC in my hometown! I always felt safe and felt that my personal needs were being met (food, sleep, etc). My leaders were such strong role models and I am so grateful for everything that they taught me. I have formed friendships that I will carry with me throughout my life!

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