Jeffrey Brown - University of Arizona

I couldn’t be happier about my choice to spend 6 weeks with Cinterandes in my summer between first and second year of medical school.  The hands on experience was invaluable and the mobile surgery program is truly a unique form of global health that can’t be found elsewhere.

 A summer externship with Cinterandes includes travelling with the mobile operating unit, assisting with surgeries and anesthesia, and taking care of patients post-operatively.  The surgeons and staff of Cinterandes are all so friendly and energetic and excited to teach students.  When not on mobile missions, Cinterandes works hard to pair you up with a doctor in a specialty that you are interested in.  You can work in a wide range of facilities ranging from primary care health clinics and public hospitals to private hospitals and night shifts in the emergency room.

I had a great time in Cuenca, Ecuador.  The Cinterandes staff and other students all were such a great group of people to work with and the city of Cuenca is a great town to explore.  I would highly recommend a Cinterandes experience for any medical or nursing student, especially those with interests in surgery or anesthesia.

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