Global Medical Brigades is a global health and sustainable development program that seeks to provide medical relief, health education, and improve the quality of life for underserved communities in rural San Carlos, Panama. Its mission is "...to empower volunteers and under-resourced communities to resolve global health disparities and inspire all involved to collaboratively work towards an equal world.” This program will be serving the "La Venta" community. The brigade trip will be divided into a medical unit and a dental unit. Participants interested in specific disciplines will be able to join the unit that aligns with their interests. The brigades will allow participants interested in global health to observe and learn first-hand how to interact with different cultures. Participants will observe and shadow health care personnel to gain a deeper understanding about the medical and dental fields. Participants will have an opportunity to engage with locals and educate them on important hygiene and health issues.
Global Medical Brigades at IUPUI
Application Opens: TBA
- Program DatesAugust 13-19, 2016
- Academic Program
Students do not earn credit from this program.
The available coursework is particularly suited for, but not necessarily limited to, the following academic interests: Dentistry, Medicine, and Public Health/Public Health Administration.
- Additional Information
For additional information, please contact: Maria Brann - firstname.lastname@example.org
All information is subject to change. This site is neither a contract nor an offer to make a contract. The Office of International Affairs reserves the right to change or discontinue a program at will. Please contact our office if you have a disability and need assistance or special arrangements.
- HousingParticipants will be housed in a San Carlos facility. A description of this facility is here.
- Program Eligibility
You may apply if you:
All applicants must meet IUPUI’s minimum standard eligibility requirements. Additional requirements for this program include:
- There is no minimum GPA, course prerequisites, class standing, or language requirement to travel on the brigade.
- Student must be in good academic and disciplinary standing with their university.
- Open to all students affiliated with the IUPUI campus, as well students from other IU campuses.
- Open to students from non-IU institutions, however, no more than 7 students from non-IU institutions may travel on the brigade at any time. If spots are limited, IUPUI students will be given preference.
- Open to healthcare professionals who are not students. These individuals are not required to be affiliated with IUPUI or Indiana University, but are preferred.
Selection is based on maturity, seriousness of purpose, and appropriateness of match between program and applicant.
Complete eligibility criteria and selection criteria are outlined within the Academic Policies and Procedures of the Office of Overseas Study. Selection is based on maturity, seriousness of purpose, and appropriateness of match between program and applicant. Students on disciplinary probation during program period are ineligible.
- Costs and Financial Aid