May 20 - May 31 2019
A hands-on instruction of methodologies and techniques used to conduct epidemiologic population-based research. Exposure to environmental issues that present a challenge, and at the same time offer solutions to the health of the community.
The University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio- Laredo Campus offers unique interprofessional experiences at the U.S.-Mexico border.
This mini-fellowship is open to all students who meet the pre-requisites and are interested in an experiential public health learning program.
How much does it cost?
There are no tuition fees. Students are expected to self-sponsor travel, meal, and housing expenses. AIDPH may provide a small stipend to defray program costs. Email Annaliese Cothron, Program Director, at email@example.com to learn more.
What will I learn?
Fellowship 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 pollution. 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.
- Minimum 3.0 GPA
- Completed courses in one of the following areas:
Biology, Chemistry, Organic Chemistry, Physics
- Computer Proficient
Application deadline: Friday May 10, 2019
1937 E. Bustamante Laredo, Texas 78041
(956) 523-7400 firstname.lastname@example.org