Greater Panchoy Valley, Guatemala

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.     ‌‌

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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

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