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Dominican Republic

Pre-Clinical and Clinical Site
Instituto Tecnologico de Santo Domingo (Intec)
Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic
Internal Medicine, ObGyn and Pediatrics

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. Clinical students are also welcome to apply.

Intec is also a clinical rotation site. Students with at least an intermediate-advanced level Spanish or higher will be able to do a four week clinical rotation in either Internal Medicine, ObGyn, or Pediatrics.

Pre-Clinical Participants

2021 and 2020

Site Closed due to Covid-19 Pandemic


  • Amanda Lu


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


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


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


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

Clinical Participants

  • Ken Hui - 2015