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    Westcoast Connection: Ecuador – Medical Assistance

    Westcoast Connection: Ecuador – Medical Assistance


    • Listing Type: Summer Programs
    • Program Delivery: Residential
    • Destination: Ecuador
    • Provided By: Independent Provider
    • Session Start: June, July
    • Session Length: Two Weeks
    • Entering Grade: 10th, 11th, 12th
    • Gender: Coed
    • Category: Community Service
    • Sub-Categories: Pre-Med, First Aid/CPR, Internships, Biology, Health and Well Being, Work Experience, Career Exploration, Healthcare, Dentistry, First Aid/EMS, Nursing, Pharmacy, Public Health
    • Selective: No
    • Ages: 15, 16, 17
    • Minimum Cost: $3,000 - $6,999
    • Career Clusters: Health Science
    • Credit Awarded: No
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    Learn what it takes to run a mobile clinic in the Andean Highlands of Ecuador on this medical Career Experience program for high school students. Under the guidance of MEDLIFE doctors and other medical professionals, you will help provide free healthcare to indigenous locals. Teens will walk away not only with hands-on medical support experience but also with a greater understanding of the complexities of public health and a greater appreciation for cultures not like their own.

    Program Highlights:

    • Help set up and run a medical mobile clinic.
    • Rotate work stations (medical, public health, pharmacy, etc.).
    • Learn about the health challenges facing rural communities.
    • Canopy zip-line in the Mindo Cloud Forest.
    • Tour Quito, Ecuador’s capital and a UNESCO World Heritage Site.
    • Take part in a MEDLIFE development project.
    • River tube the Mindo River.
    • Visit Mitad del Mondo - Center of the World.

    Service Projects

    • MEDLIFE Mobile Clinics
    • MEDLIFE Community Development Project

    Cost and Session Information

    June 28 - July 8

    July 25 - August 4