Medicos Nicaragua is a student-run program developed to promote educational and cultural exchange and provide international medical experiences.
In keeping with the UC Davis School of Medicine tradition of serving the underserved and creating forums for exchange of diverse ideas, the medical students have been working since 2003 to strengthen and expand the reach of the Medicos program.
This global health opportunity not only exposes students to the health-care system in a third-world country, but it has created a close relationship between UC Davis and the medical school of UNAN (Facultad de Medicina dela Universidad Nacional Autonoma de Nicaragua), located in Leon, Nicaragua.
Participants in Medicos Nicaragua work closely with UNAN medical students and learn what the life of a medical student in Nicaragua is like and about the medical school and hospital system of Leon.
This winter, the Medicos program was able to bring a group of exchange students from UNAN to UC Davis to experience health care and culture in the U.S. This was a way to give back to the students of UNAN as well as enrich the education of future doctors here at the UC Davis School of Medicine.
UC Davis students and faculty, who are part of the 2008 trip to Nicaragua, are busy preparing for an enriching summer abroad.
MEDICOS students are proud to be representing the UC Davis School of Medicine in Nicaragua and look forward to bringing back lessons that can enhance the curriculum for all students and contribute to the Sacramento medical community.
Your support is needed
MEDICOS actively fundraises to make its mission a success. If you are interested in finding out more about Medicos Nicaragua or helping to support this effort, please visit http://globalhealth.ucdavis.edu or contact MEDICOS via e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org or postal mail:
University of California, Davis
4610 X St., 1206 Box 455
Sacramento, CA 95817