The Peru Health Outreach Project first visited the Sacred Valley and then expanded to the PAMS clinic in Chincha Alta, Peru. In 2019, PHOP continued only at the Chincha Alta location. Considerations for opportunities in Cusco and Sacred Valley are being explored and considered for future years.
Regardless of location, participants develop and orchestrate a daily health fair for patients, have the opportunity to shadow Peruvian and American healthcare providers, and practice Spanish speaking skills. Physicians and other licensed health care providers participating on the trip provide medical care to patients, work with and teach medical students, and assist in the health fair.
- Must be a medical student or healthcare professional.
- Medical students are required to participate in all planning activities and biweekly meetings, which take place in late November through May.
- Must have basic Spanish speaking skills or higher.
Trips typically occur during the last two weeks in June. Students must go for two weeks to get elective credit, but may go for just one week.
The trip costs approximately $1,600-$2,000.