The history of MEDICOS is a tale of how a group of motivated medical students can turn an ambitious dream into reality with team-work, dedication and some good fortune. It was collectively agreed that as future California physicians, we must have an understanding of the various health-care needs, cultures and languages of our diverse patient population, especially the Chicano culture. Today, that dream is carried out from year to year by UC Davis medical students and staff at El Centro de Salud en Sutiaba and many other clinics, in León, Nicaragua. Here we find a perfect situation for students to gain first-hand experience in medical care for the underserved locals and a look at a health-care system available to everyone in Nicaragua.
For information about Medicos Nicaragua, we can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org. All forms of support are gladly received and appreciated.
Spring / Summer 2010
UC Davis Health System is proud to be home to medical, nursing, family nurse practitioner / physician assistant, public health and health informatics students and to also be the internship site for pharmacy, nutrition and other programs. Improving the health of our communities requires that we bring together these perspectives, and UC Davis is well positioned to do so.