Health Access & Inequities (2 Week Intensive)

Location: Mexico: Oaxaca

Term: Winter

Program Duration: 1-2 Weeks

Dates: Year Round

Child Family Health International

400 29th St #508 Oakland, CA 94609 United States

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Phone: 415-957-9000

Fax: 415-840-0486


Take part in the Global Health program in Oaxaca offered by CFHI. Program participants will learn about preventative medicine and primary care. They will also learn about the community health education programs in the region. They will rotate around hospitals and clinics that serve low-income populations.

The program includes the following educational aspects:

- Pre-trip web conference opportunities and orientation materials
- Orientation upon arrival, which includes cultural adjustment exercises
- Weekly meetings with Local Coordinator and Medical Director
- Clinical rotations Monday-Friday, working with public health experts and local physicians who are participating in CFHI as teaching preceptors
- Information sessions that highlight the health care system in that country, common cases you will encounter and other site-specific information
- Post-trip debrief materials and other on-going alumni activities/services


1. Learn about Mexicos three-tiered insurance system, and how they vary in terms of quality of care, access to medications, and waiting time.

2. Experience working at hospitals and community clinics serving low-income populations.

3. Benefit from CFHI's rotations, which are designed to provide observational and clinical experiences relevant to your level of medical education.

4. Learn about health access issues in Mexico.

5. Experience living in Mexico.

Intern Types
  • Nursing
  • Health Sciences
  • Medicine
  • Spanish

Languages Used as a Medium of Teaching
  • Spanish

Cost in US$:

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Volunteer Types
  • Culture
  • Nursing
  • Medicine
This Program is open to

Worldwide Participant.

Typical Living Arrangements
  • Home-stays

Application Process Involves
  • Online Application
Typically The Application Process Time is
1 week
Year Founded