Peru Health Outreach Project

PHOP 2019 team members and local health care workers at community health clinic, outskirts of Chincha, Peru

The Peru Health Outreach Project (PHOP) is a medical student-run global health program at Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine. Typically, the program culminates each year with a trip to Peru where students provide educational and medical services to local residents. Leading up to the trip, participants are active in planning educational topics, fundraising and developing research projects. Positions are available for student leadership. 

PAMS Clinic Director Dr. Manuel Valdevieso and Anthony Onuzuruike, overall student leader for the 2019 trip to Peru.

The Peru Health Outreach Project was started in 2009 and has partnered with clinics and physicians throughout the Americas.



PHOP medical student conducting vision screening at health fair
Program Cycle

Learn about a typical program cycle for the Peru Health Outreach Project and when to apply.


Pediatric exam

Peru Health Outreach Program students have the opportunity to research and present on global health projects.


A woman looking towards the camera with her laptop screen open
Virtual Elective

The Peru Health Outreach Project offers a student-led virtual elective to allow students to continue to learn about global health.