We offer a wide range of clinical experiences for medical students, physicians, and other health professionals.
Participants will have the opportunity to shadow various physician preceptors among different hospitals and clinics in Riobamba. Prior to traveling to Ecuador, the student will submit a list of preceptor preferences based on specialty, prior experience, etc. Arrangements will then be made prior to participant arrival and according to availability. The first day of rotation will be spent with orientation and classes/preceptorship will start the next day. The participants will then create a schedule with the program coordinator to arrange the hours and locations where they would like to work.
All precepting physicians are faculty professionals from the following health centers
Subcentro de Salud (Cacha Clinic)
The opportunity to work in the Andean community of Cacha is a unique aspect of the program and one that participants overwhelmingly enjoy the most. This small clinic serves a vast area of indigenous communities 20 minutes outside of Riobamba. Students may work at the Subcentro, do pediatric checkups at local schools, or put on community programs. Most of the patients are indigenous and don’t have access to a regular physician.
Inpatient HOSPITAL experience
Cachamsi has partnerships with multiple hospitals in the Riobamba area. Students have the opportunity to participate in inpatient rotations in a variety of specialties such as internal medicine, obstetrics, gynecology, and pediatrics. Participants interact with patients from all walks of life during their inpatient rotations. They also witness the perspectives and practices of the inpatient medical team.
HEALTH CLINICS TYPE B
There are several outpatient Health Clinics located all around the city where our participants have the opportunity to do their rotations. Here, our participants observe common symptoms and diagnoses in the Ecuadorian population of Riobamba.