Santiago

Santiago, Dominican Republic

Public Health Clinics

Spanish (Intermediate)

Neighborhood public health clinics throughout Santiago remain understaffed, resulting in a high need for volunteers, NGOs, and international health professionals to assist in providing basic health services. Participants have the opportunity to observe doctors and nurses during consultations with patients, update patient files, help prepare consultation rooms, and assist with public health initiatives in the community. Placements that may involve patient interaction are observation-based; participants are required to complete the Global Ambassadors for Patient Safety (GAPS) workshop for eligibility. *Due to the pandemic, most health-related placements will not be available through Summer 2021.*

Pharmacy

Spanish (Intermediate)

This pharmaceutical dispensary provides low-cost medications to smaller communities surrounding Santiago. Working closely with staff at the central warehouse in Santiago, participants help to sort and organize medication for the smaller dispensaries after they arrive at the central pharmacy. Participants may also assist with invoice preparation and inventory management. Placements that may involve patient interaction are observation-based; participants are required to complete the Global Ambassadors for Patient Safety (GAPS) workshop for eligibility. *Due to the pandemic, most health-related placements will not be available through Summer 2021.*

Rehabilitation Center

Spanish (Low Intermediate)

This organization serves both children and adults with physical, mental, and sensory impairments in the city of Santiago, Dominican Republic. Through physical therapy, occupational therapy, social integration, and group activities, patients become reincorporated into a functional society. The center also sponsors two youth programs which serve children with disabilities from low-income households and strive to foster human rights awareness. Participants may have the opportunity to observe social workers and physical therapists during their sessions, help with the patient intake process, go on house visits, and support patients under supervision. Placements that may involve patient interaction are observation-based; participants are required to complete the Global Ambassadors for Patient Safety (GAPS) workshop for eligibility. *Due to the pandemic, most health-related placements will not be available through Summer 2021.*