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Antigua, Guatemala

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Providing Pharmacy Services to Help Improve Pharmaceutical Care in An Underserved Community in Guatemala

This Global Academic-Service Learning experiences takes place in Antigua, Guatemala at a hospital-home institution called Obras Sociales del Santo Hermano Pedro, which is an organization whose primary purpose is to provide medical care to poor, orphaned, and abandoned individuals with various pathological problems, most of which are psychomotor retardation and cerebral palsy. In addition, we volunteer at the National Cancer Institute (INCAN) and Unidad De Oncologia Pediatrica (UNOP)) in Guatemala City as part of the palliative care team, where we provide educational information regarding medications administration and preparation for cancer and palliative care patients.

It is St. Johns University’s mission to educate our students for success in a constantly evolving and multicultural world and now more than ever it is important our students are engaged in experiences that can enhance their understanding of other cultures and medical systems. To provide the best pharmaceutical care for our patients in the United States, it is necessary to gain a larger understanding of world cultures and health care needs.

2018 Program Dates: There will be two rotations available – the first will run from June 24 to July 6, the second will run from October 14 to 26.

Program Itinerary:  Check out the program!

Faculty Director: Ebtesam Ahmed, Pharm. D., [email protected]

Program Fee: The 2018 program fee for the Pharmacy program in Antigua, Guatemala is $2260.  The program fee does not include round-trip airfare to Guatemala City or course tuition.

Application Process: Interested students should attend the College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences Rotation Fair or contact Professor Ahmed.