Cusco

Cusco, Peru

Dental Clinics

Spanish (High Intermediate)

These dental clinics specialize in implants, orthodontics, periodontology, and radiology and seek to improve the oral health status of the population of southern Peru and reduce the prevalence of oral disease. Participants in dental clinic placements may have the opportunity to learn about dental care in Peru by observing and assisting the clinic’s dentists in Cusco as they perform their daily responsibilities. Example activities may include completing ondontograms, pouring molds, and observing extractions as well as cleaning and sanitizing dental instruments. Participants may also be asked to assist in taking x-rays, processing lab work, and performing certain administrative duties such as new patient registration. *Placements that may involve patient interaction are observation-based; participants are required to complete the Global Ambassadors for Patient Safety (GAPS) workshop for eligibility.

Health Clinic

Spanish (Intermediate)

These private and public health clinics are dedicated to providing quality health care and promoting a healthy and productive lifestyle for the people of Cusco. Health clinic placements are best for students majoring in Pre-Medicine, Pre-Nursing, Public Health, and Health Science or for students interested in learning about foreign health care systems. Participants in these organizations may have opportunities to learn about healthcare in Peru through the observation of procedures and patient consultations, shadowing doctors and nurses, interaction with patients, and assisting with administrative tasks to maintain efficiency and organization. *Placements that may involve patient interaction are observation-based; participants are required to complete the Global Ambassadors for Patient Safety (GAPS) workshop for eligibility.

Senior Citizen's Center

Spanish (Intermediate)

This Senior Citizen's home is dedicated to housing and caring for elderly who have been abandoned or neglected. They strive to provide stability and improved quality of life for residents. Participants in this organization may assist with mealtimes and daily tasks around the center, socialize with the residents, and help with other assignments as needed. Placements that may involve patient interaction are observation-based; participants are required to complete the Global Ambassadors for Patient Safety (GAPS) workshop for eligibility.