Global Health Education Programs

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In addition to providing free and low-cost public health services to vulnerable populations, Clínica de Familia La Romana is a medical training clinic for international and Dominican health sciences students and professionals, serving as a clinical base for clinical and community rotations, onsite mentoring, training and continuing professional education, to strengthen capacity and support for Dominican and foreign health services, specifically in the areas of HIV, sexually transmitted infections (STIs), and adolescent care. Clínica de Familia coordinates global health experiences with unique learning and cultural immersion opportunities for health sciences students and trainees including medical, nursing and public health students. Starting in 2002, this program has received more than 400 students who have participated in clinical rotations, research, and public health projects, allowing them to gain knowledge and experience that will make them better providers for diverse, high-needs populations. Clínica de Familia’s students and residents have come from partnering institutions in the United States, Mexico, the Dominican Republic, and Spain, including Columbia University, Northwestern University, University of Texas San Antonio, Children´s Hospital of Philadelphia, Rutgers University, University of Miami, University of Massachusetts Amherst, Harvard University, Wellesley College, Vanderbilt University, Florida International University, Dartmouth College, Universidad de las Américas Puebla (Mexico), Pontífica Universidad Madre y Maestra, and Instituto Tecnológico, among others.