Dr. Rachel Pittman, Dr. Arunabh Bhattacharya, and Dr. Leticia Vargas led a medical mission program to Antigua, Guatemala and surrounding areas

Dr. Rachel Pittman, Dr. Arunabh Bhattacharya and Dr. Leticia Vargas

Dr. Rachel Pittman (Assistant Professor of Pharmacology) and Dr. Arunabh Bhattacharya (Associate Professor of Anatomy) in the Department of Clinical and Applied Sciences Education, and Dr. Leticia Vargas (Core Site Director) at the University of the Incarnate Word School of Osteopathic Medicine, led a medical mission program to Antigua and surrounding areas from June 3-10, 2023. This program offered the 16 participating UIWSOM medical students the opportunity to earn service-learning hours by assisting indigenous villagers through medical mission activities organized by DOCare physician, Dr. Thomas Shima. The mission provides a unique experience that truly encompasses the entire spectrum of medical care with limited resources. The participants were able to personally experience both the opportunities and challenges of third world medical care medicine, and also participated in cultural excursions in the surrounding area.

This mission program does not complement a UIW course; however, students earn service-learning hours required to graduate.

Email Dr. Rachel Pittman for further information.

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