FMME 171: Proyecto Puentes de Salud, Mexico
Course Number: FMME 171
Course Title: Proyecto Puentes de Salud
Course Director: Evan Ashkin, MD
Who can Participate?:First year UNC medical students
Takes place in Guanajuato, Mexico. During the year preparing for the onsite part of the course students will learn about research design, the Institutional Board Review (IRB) process, grant writing and program planning. While on site in Mexico students will learn about local Mexican culture, health care delivery systems and develop Spanish language proficiency. In the post-trip period students will analyze data from the health fairs performed during the rotation and at a minimum present a poster at the Winter NC Family Practice Meeting in Asheville.
Learning Activities: History/Patient interview, Literature review, Research, Perform Health fairs in rural Mexico
Evaluation: Direct observation in all activities
Requirements: Spanish language proficiency. Special permission from course director required.
Course Credit: Yes. 6 credit hours
Time of Year & duration: June-July