Internship, resident and student opportunities
University of La Rochelle
La Rochelle, France
Assignment to DB Peru
for work in International
May 3 - October 3, 2008
Completed Master's degree
Anne Larson, Todd Carlson and Chris Warner from the University of Colorado School of Medicine worked on the Napo River during June, July and August 2008 collecting data on healthcare needs and communication.
They returned as 4th year medical students for the month of July 2010 to conduct 2 classes for the health promotores on the Amazon River and Napo River. The classes were based on a program from the World Health Organization (WHO) and the Minister of Health in Peru. In addition they volunteered at the 2010 Health Fair for DB Peru, teaching various classes.
Payel Gupta was a 4th year resident in Internal Medicine during her time with DB Peru in the Pediatrics Dept. at Rush University Medical Center in Chicago. In May 2008, she shared her time to assist in a home (asilo) for the aged that we help support in Morropon, Peru. She also visited the girls' home of Caritas Felices and the orphanage of Villa Martha to treat children that were sick. Payel completed her residency June 2008. We wish her well in her Fellowship in New York.
Judit Madorell, a student in environmental science from Barcelona, Spain joined us July and August, 2008 for her practical experience, working at Caritas Felices Girls' Home.
Amy Cook was a 3rd year resident in Family Medicine from the University of Colorado School of Medicine in Denver, CO and taught our midwife class September 2007. She used the class as her medical school project and completed her residency in June 2008. We wish her well in starting her new career.
Jessica Miller, Jason Murphy, Blair Woodbury and Tin Ha-Ngoc were first year medical students from the University of Colorado for 2 months in 2009, assisting doctors with health care, researching needs of the jungle villages, and teaching classes with the 2009 Health Fair with DB Peru
Brandon Konkel, Richard Actis and Adam Plate were first year medical students in 2010 from the University of Colorado and assisted the 4th year students with teaching promotor classes. Shelby Kemper joined the group as a first year pharmacy student, helping teach the classes for promotores and in the health fair.
We would like to extend a welcome to any university or medical students and professors who would like to work in our area of the jungle to collect data for research projects or complete a practicum. Depending on the particular needs of the individuals involved or of the university, we will be happy to assist with any planning or logistical details.
We also provide oversight and learning opportunities for students or residents wishing to complete the field study of their university major or residency. For students accepted into our program, we will provide the university with a course outline of practical experience, defining goals and objectives with timelines, as well as appropriate follow-up requirements.
John Hopkins University
Master's program in International Relations of Advanced International Studies
June 8 - August 14, 2009
Jessie Kerr and Patrick Butsch, first year medical students from the University of Vermont School of Medicine joined us in July 2009 to work at Caritas Felices Girl's home and then traveled to the jungle to complete a health education and vaccination project for DB Peru
Irini Yanni was a 4th year medical student from the University of Birmingham, England who did clinical practice with doctors in the jungle in 2009.
Our medical residents and students
Alex Rankin, Rachel Davis, Sara Diaz, and Mike DaRosa, all resident doctors in Family Medicine from Denver, Colorado, did a week of clinical practice in the villages on our jungle trip in 2009, as well as teaching classes in the Health Fair
Angela Keller and Cindi Zickafoos, graduate students in International studies from the University of Colorado, did a 2-month study of health care needs of the villages in the Amazon jungle
Neha Shah and Annie Navarro, residents in Family Medicine from Denver, CO did a week of clinical practice and participated in our Women's Project in April 2011