Trip Pages

Trip Leaders please be sure to share with your third year participants that they MUST schedule a Family Medicine or Pediatrics (limit 2) rotation during Spring Break. Students CANNOT take Neurology during Spring Break and go on a trip! If you are a third year and unsure what rotation you should be on during Spring Break so you can go on the trips, please contact Shawn Murphy  smurphy21@ufl.edu or Dr. DeVos elizabeth.devos@jax.ufl.edu and they will help you track down correct information.

 

Over half of all UF medical students participate in UF sponsored clinical and research focused overseas trips during their medical school career.  These initiatives have placed the Health Science center colleges in an elite group nationwide. The College of Medicine sponsors trips to Dominican Republic, Ecuador. Haiti, Mexico, and Nicaragua each Spring Break. The College of Medicine students collaborate with students from Pharmacy, Nursing, Physician Assistant College and Dentistry to plan and execute the trips, with faculty input and oversight.   The trips provide students with a brief immersion experience in cross-cultural medicine.  They learn firsthand about the health inequities that exist in low resource settings and, with our partners from those settings, help meet the needs for health and dental services for community members in primarily rural settings.  Many students have described their experience on the trips as “life changing.”

The Global Health Education Program will be increasing the number of and breadth of the global health opportunities for UF medical students in the coming years. View more information about the Local Global Health Equity Track.

Trips Include:

  • DR SALUD
  • Project Haiti
  • Project HEAL
  • Project Yucatan
  • Project Nicaragua
  • Lac Azuei