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Pre-Clinical and Clinical Site!
Instituto Tecnologico de Santo Domingo (Intec)
Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic
Yale Mentor - Dr. Lisa Walke

In 2013, a pre-clinical site was established in the Dominican Republic at the Instituto Tecnologico de Santo Domingo “Intec." The objective of this week long elective is to teach students about the delivery of health care in an international setting and the impact of social determinants of health in the Caribbean. Emphasis is given to the challenges and opportunities for providing care in a resource limited country and the major communicable and non-communicable diseases in the Dominican Republic.

A key component is the educational exchange with Intec students and faculty. Yale medical students are paired with Intec 4th year medical students and a Yale faculty member. Patient based teaching is provided at public and private hospitals in the morning; afternoons are spent in clinic providing free care to local uninsured workers. Additional education is provided via faculty didactics and Yale-Intec student presentations.

Spanish language proficiency is not required, for the pre-clinical elective only; but a minimum of a beginner level is encouraged. Fourth and 5th year students are also welcome to apply.


New during the AY2014-15, Intec will become a clinical rotation site as well. Students with at least an intermediate level Spanish will be able to do a four week clinical rotation in either Internal Medicine, Surgery, Psychiatry, Ob Gyn, or Pediatrics.

Participants

2017

  • Paul Abraham
  • Emmanuella Asabor
  • Monica Ferrer Socorro
  • Christopher Han
  • Ryan Handoko
  • Brianna Olamiju
  • Kishan Patel
  • Anuoluwapo (Anu) Sopeyin
  • Aishwarya Vijay

2016

  • Ignacio Cerdena
  • Sascha Murillo
  • Thais Faggion Vinholo
  • Louise Lu
  • Anusha Singh
  • Keval Desai
  • Sonia Taneja
  • Emily Vancor
  • Rachel Esparza 

2015

  • Ido Haimi
  • Lovemore Kuzomunhu
  • Jessica Minor
  • Cassie Pan
  • Anusha Raja
  • Rahil Rojiani
  • Daniel Shaw
  • Lorenzo Sewanan
  • Ken Hui

2014

  • Robert Rock
  • Julia Raney
  • Christina Lin
  • Daniel Zheng
  • Reginald Severe
  • Tambudzai Kudze
  • Guilio Rottoro
  • Paula Wu

2013

  • Stephanie Cohen
  • Jeremy Jacox
  • Richard Kim
  • Linh Vu
  • Victor Zhu