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A medical mission trip to Haiti is offered during winter break. This Community Health clinical experience gives undergraduates, graduate students, and alumni the opportunity to spend a week in the island nation providing health care to more than a 1,000 adults and children in make-shift clinics.

Time is spent in Leogane, about 20 miles west of the capital city of Port-au-Prince, and participants expect to see about 200 to 250 clinic patients a day. Remote villages and orphanages are also visited to provide care through mobile clinics. Common ailments encountered are cholera, hypertension, acid reflux, scabies, diabetes, fungal infections, wounds and infestations.

Community Health students receive credit toward their Community Health course and Nurse Practitioners receive patient care hours towards their certification.

For more information on this trip and to read personal experiences of those who have been on the medical mission, visit their blog.

The trip to Haiti is open to undergraduate students, graduate students, and alumni. Contact Clinical Assistant Professor Donna Cullinan at if you are interested in this program or with questions.