Center for Community & Global Health

Dept. Contact Lucia Garcia
Location SSOM 320
Phone 708-216-6318
Department: Center for Community & Global Health
Course Number: CCGH-408
Course Title: International Health: Mexico
No. of Students:  
Site: Foreign
Supervisor: Amy Blair, MD; Ramon Durazo-Arvizu, PhD  
Duration: 4.0 weeks 
Periods Offered: Year round
Prerequisite: 4th yr students only. Must be proficient Spanish speakers.
Special Note: Hermosillo has a developed medical system that also includes specialist and subspecialist care. Students must design their rotation and have it reviewed by the Center for Community and Global Health Director of Education prior to approval.

More detailed info available from the Center for Community and Global Health.

Graded pass/fail only.


Students will spend the majority of the time in the inpatient setting at Hospital Infantil del Estado de Sonora (HIES) and adjacent Women’s hospital. Patient population ranges from those living in the city of Hermosillo to individuals from surrounding rural areas. This is the only Pediatric hospital in the entire state – so any complicated cases from the region get sent here, as for the nearby General Hospital and Women’s hospital. The HIES is a teaching hospital, so there are residents, interns, and medical students of various levels. Classwork (including Spanish language class) is available at the nearby medical school. Hospital physicians will include visiting students in all aspects of care (morning rounds, procedures, lectures, trainings, etc).

Method of evaluation:

Students will have their final evaluation completed by Dr. Maria de los Angeles who will be advised on performance by the other faculty during the rotation. Dr. de los Angeles will also complete the mid-rotation feedback.

All students will receive their final grade from the Director of the Center for Community and Global Health based on site-supervisor evaluation and post-rotation requirements (reflection, evaluation and patient log).