Cusco

Cusco, Peru

Dental Clinics

Spanish (Beginning)

Participants will have the opportunity learn about dental care in Cusco by observing and assisting the clinic’s dentists in Cusco as they perform their daily responsibilities. Example activities include completing ondontograms, pouring molds, 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 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.

Medical Clinic

Spanish (Intermediate)

Learn about healthcare in Peru through the observation of medical procedures and patient consultations. Shadow doctors and nurses, interact with patients and assist 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.

Pharmacy Clinic

Spanish (Intermediate)

Placements with a pharmacy in Cusco will primarily involve observing in the medical clinics, but during certain hours of the day, participants will be able to observe a clinic's pharmacist and learn about prescription and medicine in the area. Opportunities might also include observing medical consultations, assisting the medical staff with sterilizing utensils, and visiting with patients in the waiting room. *Placements that may involve patient interaction are observation-based; participants are required to complete the Global Ambassadors for Patient Safety (GAPS) workshop for eligibility.