Honduras Medical

***Choose only one track ***

TRACK I - MEDICAL SPANISH INTERPRETATION

Academic Courses

For Undergraduate CLA Students

  • TBA: Medical Spanish Interpretation (3 hours) Prerequisite: SPN 301 or by faculty permission
  • TBA: Engaging the World: Comparative Community Health Practices (3 hours)

Faculty

  • Gayle L. Bina, M.S. - Assistant Professor, School of Medicine
  • Jose Pino - Assistant Professor, College of Liberal Arts

Program Highlights

Under the supervision of Mercer Spanish Department faculty you will have the opportunity to serve the people of rural Honduras by providing medical Spanish interpretation for a team of Mercer medical, pharmacy, nursing and undergraduate students and faculty as they provide direct medical care in rural clinics. Upon arrival in Honduras you will be transported to Rancho el Paraíso in beautiful rural Agalta Valley. Working in partnership with Honduras Outreach International you will learn and develop your health care clinical and cultural skills by providing medical interpretation for those living in a medically underserved area. You will learn how culture, economics, governmental policies, and religious beliefs affect health outcomes. This program will provide the opportunity to practice and enhance your medical Spanish skills.

*****Students are required to attend two MANDATORY orientations prior to the beginning of the program.

Session I - one hour orientation:

Atlanta Campus, - TBA

Macon Campus – TBA

Savannah Campus – TBA

Columbus Campus –TBA

Session II –All Day Orientation in Macon

TBA

TRACK II - MEDICAL

Academic Courses

For Undergraduate CLA Students

  • TBA: Engaging the World: Comparative Community Health Practices (3 hours)
  • TBA: Global Community Health Practices and Policies (3 hours)
     

For GBCN Students

  • TBA Global Health (3 hours)
  • TBA Health Systems and Policy (3 hours)

For College of Pharmacy Students

  • TBA Health Systems and Policy (3 hours)
  • TBA Introduction to Global Health (3 hours)
  • TBA Global Medical Missions (experiential) (5 hours)

For School of Medicine Students

  • Internal Medicine 3rd year Clerkship - ambulatory experience

Faculty

  • TBA
  • Gayle L. Bina, M.S. - Assistant Professor, School of Medicine

Program Highlights

Under the supervision of medical, nursing and pharmacy faculty you will have the opportunity to serve the people of rural Honduras by providing direct medical care in rural clinics. Upon arrival in Honduras you will be transported to Rancho el Paraíso in the beautifulrural Agalta Valley. Working in partnership with Honduras Outreach International you and other Mercer medical, pharmacy, nursing and undergraduate students will learn and develop your health care clinical and cultural skills by providing medical care for those living in a medically underserved area. Traveling with you will be a team of Mercer Spanish students who will assist you by being your medical interpreters. You will learn how culture, economics, governmental policies, and religious beliefs affect health outcomes. This program will provide the opportunity to practice and enhance your medical Spanish skills.

*****Students are required to attend two MANDATORY orientations prior to the beginning of the program.

Session I - one hour orientation:

Atlanta Campus, - TBA

Macon Campus –TBA

Savannah Campus –TBA

Columbus Campus –TBA

Session II –All Day Orientation in Macon

TBA

 

Contact Information

For more information, e-mail MercerOnMission@mercer.edu or call (478) 301-2992.