DPT Students Accepted for International Learning
The department is happy to announce that two second year DPT students, Erin Murray and Jeffrey Martini, have been accepted for an international learning experience with Hillside Health Care International in Belize, Central America. Congratulations to the students, this marks the first time NU DPTHMS has had students involved in international health experiences.
"The freestanding multidisciplinary clinic (physician, nurse, pharmacy, physical and occupational therapy and residents/students) meets the needs of local residents and villagers who leave their own homes as early as 3:30 AM on the market buses to come to Hillside. Additionally, mobile clinics are operated in coordination with the Belizean Ministry of Health twice a week into remote Garifuna, Creole and Mayan villages. A growing home visitation program in Southern Belize provides care to the homebound. Approximately seventy patients are visited in their homes each week. Finally, community education programs are offered for village healthcare workers and the community at large".
"All of the activities in which students/residents participate are aimed at improving the health status of the population served as well as establishing long term relationships with local health care providers and educators at all levels. Through these varied activities, participants will gain an appreciation of how medicine and health promotion are conducted in a developing environment, representing a large segment of the world’s population. Concurrently, participants will gain an understanding and appreciation of the unique cultures of Belize and of the unique medical conditions encountered in the tropics".
For more information about Hillside Health visit their website (www.hillsidebelize.net).
This page last updated Jul 5, 2012