MEDLIFE is a non-profit organization that partners with low-income communities to improve their access to medicine, education, and community development projects. As part of their attempt to bring healthcare to rural areas, MEDLIFE provides the opportunity for students to volunteer abroad on Service Learning Trips and provide support in mobile clinics and development projects. Our course strives to prepare students to volunteer in an ethical and culturally humble manner. We focus on two major topics: 1) the importance of global health awareness and sustainability in health, and 2) medical and conversational Spanish skills that can enhance the experience of working with healthcare professionals, patients, and other members of these communities.
In order to accomplish these goals, the course will meet once a week on Thursdays 6-8 PM, each class lasting 2 hours. There will be weekly HW assignments, a midterm, and a final. First class is Thursday, February 1st. Please see the application below to apply to be in our DeCal :)
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