Child Family Health International (CFHI): Andean Health: Patient Care from Hospitals to Community Clinics in Ecuador

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  • Location(s): Quito, Ecuador
  • Program Type(s): Study Abroad, Internship, Volunteer, Research

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Experience the rich culture and history of Ecuador's vibrant capital city, Quito, while learning about the healthcare challenges facing the region. One of CFHI's longest-running programs, the Andean Health program offers a comprehensi... read more

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Experience
the rich culture and history of Ecuador's vibrant capital city, Quito, while
learning about the healthcare challenges facing the region. One of CFHI's
longest-running programs, the Andean Health program offers a comprehensive
learning experience that encompasses both unique cultural opportunities and
the chance to work at a variety of clinical sites. This program offers
participants a holistic view of the public & private healthcare systems
in Quito as well as how the general population accesses healthcare services
in the bustling Andean metropolis.





Participants will experience first-hand the state of healthcare in Quito
through clinical rotations. As there is a range of clinical sites (ranging
from general primary care, specialized clinics, and emergency care), each
student is likely to find the rotations exciting and interesting. Students
will also take medical and conversational Spanish classes at the Amazing
Andes Language School. Cultural education continues outside of the classroom
through the home stay experience and interactions with medical staff during
clinical rotations. Most students also take advantage of sightseeing
opportunities during the evenings and weekends as there are a number of
museums, historical sites, weekend trips, and other attractions in and around
Quito.



Program Type(s):
Study Abroad
Internship
Volunteer
Research
Program Length(s):
  • Fall
  • Summer
  • Spring
  • Spring Break
  • Custom
  • Short Term
Instruction Language(s):
  • Spanish
Language Requirement(s):
  • Spanish
Relevant Study Subject(s):
  • Public Health
  • Health/Medical Preparatory Programs
Minimum GPA:
0.0
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Child Family Health International (CFHI) Scholarships

Child Family Health International is pleased to offer partial scholarships for select 2015 and 2016 program dates. Since 2007, we have provided CFHI Global Health Scholars with more than $100,000 in scholarship funding. CFHI is committed to working globally and addressing inequities. In line with this global lens, it is our policy to actively seek a diverse pool of candidates from a variety of backgrounds who are committed to the mission and vision of CFHI.

$500-$1000

Deadlines:
For those wanting to participate in a CFHI Global Health Education program from August-December, the application submission deadline is June 17. Scholarship recipients will be notified by July 17. For participants aiming to go on a program between January-April, the application submission deadline is November 12. Scholarship recipients will be notified by December 10.

Guidelines/Requirements:
CFHI is committed to working globally and addressing inequities. In line with this global lens, it is the policy of CFHI to actively seek a diverse pool of candidates from a variety of backgrounds who are committed to the mission and vision of CFHI. Scholarships will be given to students who demonstrate a commitment to their communities as well as financial need and an interest in exchanging ideas and sharing experiences with people in Bolivia, Ecuador, India, Mexico and South Africa. Priority will be given to people of ethnicities under-represented in CFHI programs, as well as those who have had limited opportunity to travel abroad. All interested in attending a CFHI program during the specified program months/year and who are financially able to pay the remaining program fees along with their own airfare are encouraged to apply. Preference will be given to those who apply for scholarship consideration as well as submit an application to a CFHI program online. Scholarship applicants wishing to attend any CFHI program in Latin America (Mexico, Bolivia, Ecuador) must meet the language eligibility requirements listed for that program. Recipients of CFHI scholarships will be required to pay their own airfare, the balance of their CFHI program fees, and any personal expenses as outlined on the program description pages. Recipients must keep a clinical and cultural immersion journal to be used as part of their scholarship report submitted at the end of their program. They must take photographs while abroad that may be used on the CFHI website and in CFHI publications and materials. Recipients may also be required to write an article about their experience for CFHI newsletters or other publications. They must also be willing to report their perspective on diversity in the host country with particular focus in medical and social contexts. CFHI will ask recipients to act as Campus Representatives or Alumni Ambassadors for prospective CFHI participants, and may be asked to attend study abroad fairs in their local area.

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