Peru Health Mission Trip – Feik School of Pharmacy students in coordination with the Ettling Center for Civic Leadership will serve the indigenous people of Chimbote, Peru over a week-long health service mission trip in an effort to improve the health and wellness of the local population.
Los Quijotes Health Mission in Oaxaca, Mexico – The Ettling Center for Civic Leadership in connection with Los Quijotes of San Antonio engaged Nursing students to participate in a Health Mission in Oaxaca, Mexico. Over 2,800 patients were seen and 6000 medical procedures were done collectively with the government health services of Oaxaca and Nursing and Medical students of Oaxaca students. The UIW students engaged in service learning with medical preceptors from Los Quijotes team and engaged in on-going reflections throughout the mission.
Collaborative Community Leadership – The School of Physical Therapy in connection with the Ettling Center for Civic Leadership will work to develop an Interprofessional Community of service learning and global health immersion as part of the appreciative inquiry approach to enhance and increase the effectiveness of personnel and programming efforts to meet the mission and goals of the institution.
Health Missions – Faculty, staff and students of the Rosenberg School of Optometry have assisted in various health mission programs including Oaxaca, Mexico and Chimbote, Peru. The Rosenberg School of Optometry is working with the Ettling Center for Civic Leadership to conduct a similar global health mission in the South Texas Region to ensure vision health care is offered to those identified as underserved and poverty-stricken.
Community Inquiry – The Administration of the School of Osteopathic Medicine in association with the staff of the Ettling Center have established strong community relationships with the Eastside, Westside and Southside areas of San Antonio to ensure local and regional health care is a priority for the new School of Osteopathic Medicine to be open in Fall of 2017.