Visiting students from Creighton will rotate at Union Medica, with the opportunity to see over 200 different emergencies each day. Students will function as the primary caregiver for their patients, working closely with supervising faculty to develop and implement management plans. There is ample opportunity for the performance of procedures. This course is offered in February only. Students will have the opportunity to experience the Dominican culture first-hand and provide medical care to an underserved population and gain an understanding of the differences in the delivery of health care in a developing country. It is important for the student to be aware that the Institute for Latin American Concerns (ILAC) is a unique, faith-based program affiliated with Creighton University in the Dominican Republic. This rotation in another culture attempts to take advantage of the Jesuit tradition that inspires ILAC, through conscious awareness of culture differences, sensitivity to culture context in medical practice, and reflection on the experience in a way that helps us become beneficiaries who are grateful that we often receive more than we give. The student will be expected to follow all guidelines and rules, including conduct and behavior, pertinent to all participants in the Creighton University ILAC programs.
Fall 2019, Spring 2019, Fall 2018, Spring 2018, Fall 2017