Universidad Ciencias Meddicas de Costa Rica

Universidad Ciencias Meddicas de Costa Rica
Costa Rica

Six-week clinical elective in rural Costa Rica. Medical students taking this elective will participate in health care delivery with a focus on primary care. Students will learn the intricacies of coordinating health care within a system that covers a diverse population of Costa Rican and Panamanian agricultural workers as well as indigenous tribal people. Students stay at the home of Dr. Pablo Ortiz, the host mentor. Students must first speak with Drs. Laura Greisman or Radhika Sundararajan and then complete the IMSE application stating reasons why they want this elective and what they hope to gain by the experience. Once approved, Drs. Greisman or Sundararajan will introduce the student to Dr. Ortiz to set up the elective. Proficiency in Spanish required. No host letter of support necessary. (1-2 students per year)

Contact: Drs. Laura Greisman or Radhika Sundararajan at imsedirectors@med.cornell.edu

Weill Cornell Medicine
Office of International Medical Student Education
1300 York Avenue (C-118) New York, NY 10065 Phone: (646) 962-8058 globalhealthelectives@med.cornell.edu