UC San Diego Medical/Dental June 2013 Honduras


Volunteer Activity Description

Start Date: Jun 18, 2013 12:00 AM
End Date: Jun 24, 2013 12:00 AM

Volunteers on the Medical and Dental Brigades will be working closely together to provide quality health initiatives to a community that otherwise has limited access to health care. Volunteers will spend three days in a community in order to optimize the amount of time patients are able to spend with the physicians and dentists. Each patient will receive a physician consultation, teeth cleaning and a fluoride treatment as well as have access to pap smears, prostate exams and restorative dental care as necessary. Volunteers will have the opportunity to take patient vitals, obtain patient history and current symptoms, shadow and assist licensed physicians and dentists, participate in preventative education, and fill prescriptions under a licensed pharmacist. Volunteers will become familiar with the prevalent health issues in their community and learn about how to prevent and treat those illnesses. These brigades provide each volunteer with the opportunity to make a tangible impact on a specific community while gaining real life experience in the field of international medicine and dentistry.

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Bhavini Tina Patel

Passionate about: cooking, singing in the car, social justice, education, community medicine, public health, event planning, fundraising, reading, exploring.
Lisa Vu donated $50 1201 days ago
Activity details was updated 1202 days ago
Shashank Gupta donated $100 1204 days ago
Brittanie Hoang donated $250 1204 days ago
Luke Nam donated $150 1207 days ago

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