Clinical Service Learning Mission to Guatemala
Twice yearly, nursing, physical therapy, and occupational therapy and speech-language pathology students travel to Guatemala to provide free healthcare to the marginalized populations of the Greater Panchoy Valley surrounding Antigua, Guatemala.
Students participate in and experience:
- Free clinics for underserved populations which focus on OB/Pedi/Public Health/Pain/Rehabilitation/literacy/General Medicine.
- Providing free medication to each patient as required.
- Wheelchair fitting at a local wheelchair factory.
- Wound care for the homeless.
- Home visits.
Free day excursions may include:
- Hiking to the top of Volcan Picaya
- Zip lining
- Horseback riding
- Coffee Plantation Tour
- Walking tour of Antigua
"This mission helped me realize that as nurses we have the opportunity to change health disparities. After leaving Guatemala, I did not simply leave the same person I was before. I want to change people's lives by caring for them; this was a life changing experience. A fire has been lit inside of me that will help to be the change I wish to see in the world." -Senior Nursing Student