Lac Azuei Haiti Elective

EMD E 5J | 4th Year Elective | Emergency Medicine | Clinical Science


UF COM 4th year student – Completion of required rotations in the third year of medical school.

All international electives are always subject to travel clearance by UFIC-in addition to the pandemic, safety and security must be reviewed and state department travel warnings are one of the important factors.

Course Description

The purpose of the Global Health Lac Azuei Haiti elective is to give senior medical students opportunities to: a) diagnose and treat patients in an international, low-resource setting; b) learn about the health care and public health systems in Haiti; c) learn about Neglected Tropical Diseases and global efforts to address them: d) learn about the GAVI initiative and participate in efforts to improve access to childhood vaccinations; e) research and prepare a lecture on a global health topic of current interest; f) participate in a clinical research or quality improvement project in Haiti. . The student will work with UF Global Health and Emergency Medicine physicians, in partnership with Caribbean Harvest Foundation, to provide health care in remote fishing villages in Haiti. The elective can be constructed as a 2 to 4 week elective.

Course Faculty and Staff

Meeting Place and Time

The student desiring this elective must meet with either Dr. Elie or Dr. Holland to review the course requirements, goals and learning objectives, travel arrangements, housing, in-country supervision/mentoring, and pre-travel preparation.

Course Materials

Web-based information on the GAVI Alliance, “The London Declaration,” Neglected Tropical Diseases (NTD’s), Zika and other emerging pathogens, and Caribbean Harvest Foundation.

Additional Information

Students must be pre-approved for this rotation before they receive credit. Following approval students that want to schedule this course must complete the forms on our website: that must be reviewed and approved by Dr. DeVos at least 2 month prior to the start of the rotation. Students must obtain CISI travel insurance through UF International Center prior to final approval for travel. All travel is subject to UFIC policy.

Classes Offered

Feb 28 – Mar 13, 2021