February 5- March 2 2018

The University of Texas Rio Grade Valley at Harlingen (UTRGV)- The UT Medical School that serves the South Texas/Border Region offers unique interprofessional eld experiences at the U.S.-Mexico border.

students taking water sample

Who Attends?

STEER is a two week program open to dental, medical, nursing, and other interested health professionals enrolled in an accredited institution.

How much does it cost?

There are no tuition fees. Housing for visiting students is $685 per month. Students are expected to self-sponsor travel and meal expenses.

What will I learn?

STEER students receive training in environmental and public health. Students learn from dozens of health practitioners in clinics and hospitals, researchers, promatoras (community health workers), and front-line public health workers on both sides of the border about migrant health, environmental exposures, infectious disease control, and water polution. Dental, medical, nursing, and other public health practitioners explore cultural differences that impact health and medical practice in community-based settings. Students participate in instructional visits to colonias (informal settlements) and farmacias (Mexican pharmacies). This experience is meant to encourage interprofessional collaboration and foster cultural competency and responsiveness.