August 18 – 29, 2016
Students will begin the program in Lima, where they will be able to tour and learn about the culture and government of Peru. From there they will fly to Cusco and settle into the accommodations at the CerviCusco Clinic. Students will set up a laboratory for cervical cancer screenings; which includes adjustments to the microscopes available as well as preparing staining equipment which may be a modified stain depending on available resources. After screening for five days, students will have an opportunity to tour Cusco and Machu Picchu.
Students will earn 6 URI credits for MLS 590 – Special Problems in Clinical Lab Science.
- Students will be responsible for completing readings prior to departure for Peru, on-site lab work, and a final project to be completed no later than two weeks after the return from Peru.
- Students will attend 3 classes prior to departure.
- Students will assist in the medical laboratory needs of the Inca/CerviCusco Clinic in Cusco, Peru with an emphasis on cervical screening and diagnosis for the women of rural Peru.
- Students will be involved in the processing, screening and diagnosis of cervical Pap smears.
Coursework will be supplemented with cultural activities and excursions including: exploring the city of Lima, visiting cultural and historical sites in Cusco, and an excursion to Machi Picchu.
Peru, located in western South America, extends for nearly 1,500 miles along the Pacific Ocean. It is bordered by Colombia and Ecuador to the north, Brazil and Bolivia to the east, and Chile to the south. Peru is divided by the Andes Mountains into three sharply differentiated zones. It is home to Machu Picchu, an ancient Incan city set high in the Andes Mountains and has an estimated population of over 30 million.
Accommodations and Meals:
Students will stay in double-occupancy rooms in a hotel in Lima and at the CerviCusco Clinic while in Peru. Breakfast and lunch will be provided.
Program Fee: $4275.00
Program Fee Includes:
- Round-trip airfare
- 6 URI credits
- Breakfast and lunch
- Cultural activities and excursions
- In-country transportation
- Health insurance
NOTE: All fees subject to change.
Application Deadline: May 1, 2016
Final Payment Due: July 1, 2016
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