Saturday, October 27, 2012

Mission to Bolivia

SponsorVirginia McCarthyContactVirginia McCarthy
p: 708-216-6318
LocationPalacios, Bolivia
MissionThe group begins their journey Santa Cruz to prepare for clinical and health education time two hours outside of Santa Cruz in Palacios, Bolivia. The team will work at the Centro Medico Humberto Parra, where the two Global Health Fieldwork Fellows, various 4th year students, residents, attending physicians, and support staff from Loyola are seeking to staff the clinic throughout the year.  This clinic was started and is supported by Loyola nephrologist, Susan Hou, M.D. and her husband, Northwestern endocrinologist, Mark Molitch, M.D. 

The ISI team will provide care in the clinic and surrounding communities, as well as round in the Hospital Japones in Santa Cruz, collaborating with local physicians and nurses to support ongoing outreach efforts to promote health and education among local residents.  We are thrilled to continue our partnership with the group in Bolivia, especially given the possibility that students who choose this ISI destination could likely return during an international elective in their fourth year, as well as through the Global Health Fund in the interim, thus creating a more sustainable model for our work both this year and into the future.

This trip will accommodate three to four Loyola students who see themselves engaging in the initiatives of the Jesuit Medical Collaborative over the course of their medical education, as well as consider returning to Bolivia for an international elective during their fourth year.

Bolivia Itinerary
May 21-June 3, 2012

Sunday, May 20: Leave Chicago, take overnight flight to Santa Cruz
Monday, May 21: Arrive in Santa Cruz in the am, settle in and shower, lunch at house, afternoon tour of the plaza, dinner in the plaza
Tuesday, May 22: Tour of Hospital Japones, lunch at house, buy groceries, leave for clinic early Tuesday evening
Wed, May 23- Sat, May 26: Clinic in Palacios
Saturday, May 26: Dinner at Casa de Camba
Sunday, May 27: Mariposario
Monday, May 28: Leave for Samaipata in the early am
Tuesday, May 29: Return to Santa Cruz in pm
Wednesday, May 30- Saturday, June 2: Clinic
Friday, June 1: Dinner together and swimming in Buena Vista
Saturday, June 2: Pizza at Pizza Capri and ice cream at Freddos, pack and get ready to leave
Sunday, June 3: Adios
Duration and TimeMay 27th - June 9th
Estimated CostTBA
Field of Practice

RestrictionsOpen to all students, regardless of year of study.


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