PHOP Trip

The Peru Health Outreach Project first visited in 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. 

Trip Information

Eligibility

  • 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.

Dates

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.

Cost

The trip costs approximately $1,600-$2,000.