The Medical Fellows program is a global health, gap-year program for those interested in health occupations like medicine, pharmacy or nursing. Fellows live and work in Guatemala or Belize. Eight, twelve, and thirteen-month positions are available starting at all times of the year. Fellows work with public health organizations and at a health center, where they have the opportunity to learn and work alongside doctors, nurses and community health workers. Fellows get a first-hand understanding of public health in low-resource areas. Medical Fellows will receive food and housing with a host family in a rural village in Guatemala or Belize. Fellows develop their leadership skills, share their passion for healthcare and mentor the next generation of healthcare professionals by being a leader on our academic service learning programs for high school students. Medical Fellows will be trained and will undertake medical interventions that are directly related to the health issues that can be found in the targeted communities. Plus, those who commit to a 12-month position or longer will receive support to develop and implement health projects at the health centers.
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