- Costa Rica
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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.