Medicine Clinical Practicum in Costa Rica
The program consists of a 4-week course at the Universidad de Iberoamerica (UNIBE) in San Jose, Costa Rica. UNIBE is a private, non-profit university and has degree programs in four major areas: medicine, pharmacy, psychology, and nursing.
Students will participate in a program in medicine and will gain hands-on experience in various healthcare clinics, as well as learn Spanish, including medical Spanish.
Any student interested in a future career in health care/treating patients should consider taking this course. This course will provide students with experiences that can give them a competitive edge over other professional school applicants.
"I had a flawless experience. Thanks to the study abroad office & Dr. Gaillard, the class went quite smoothly."
"This is an awesome opportunity. Thanks, SHSU for having this program."
~student feedback from Summer 2014
May 31 - June 28, 2014
- BIOL 4096: Special Topics in Undergraduate Biology: Medicine Clinical Practicum in Costa Rica
Students must have a minimum overall GPA of 2.5, Junior standing or higher, and permission of the instructor. There are no specific course pre-requisites.
Students will stay with a Costa Rican host family and UNIBE will provide transportation to and from the residences to the campus.
Students will be responsible for purchasing their own tickets independently.
$2950 (including a $300 non-refundable deposit)
Includes: Lodging, meals, in-country travel, site visits, health insurance.
Not Included: Tuition & fees (summer semester)*, $200 Study Abroad Service Fee, airfare, spending money
*Note: Faculty-led, out-of-country courses do not charge 3 fees: Rec Center, Student Center and Health Center=$275, as opposed to on-campus courses.
FACULTY LEADER CONTACT INFO
Dr. Anne Gaillard
March 1, 2014. The $300 deposit will be placed on your account after turning in the application.
Submit completed application to faculty leader via email or in person.