This rotation is designed to give the student the opportunity to participate in the activities of the health team in the primary care network of Costa Rica. The goal of the International Health Elective is to offer students an opportunity to learn about health and healing with a more global perspective by living and working in another country. Students will have the opportunity to live in a new and different culture, usually with little of the technical and medical facilities he or she is accustomed to using. The student will have a chance to see a different way of organizing health care to achieve good results in the health situation of the population, as is the case in Costa Rica. The resources that are taken for granted in the developed countries like USA, Canada and Europe may be lacking at times. The students have an opportunity to be of service to the community and to broaden their thinking about future medical practice.
The pharmacy student will have the opportunity to interact with peers and patients in the health system of Costa Rica. Practice your Spanish, know how the system is organized, understand the advantages and limitations of a different context. This educational and cross-cultural experience has been highly appreciated. Rotation spots available in the first and third levels of care, in the capital and in provinces.
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