Bailey UNC School of Medicine by marcusjames


									UNC School of Medicine
International Health and/or Medical Spanish Immersion Elective
Student Feedback Form

Information that you provide will be entered into a database that future students can use in planning
educational electives in international health and/or medical Spanish

I. Student Information

Name:                  Kaitlyn Bailey                 Email:

Phone Number:          919-624-0614                   Graduation Year:    2011

Faculty Advisor and Department:         Mauricio Cohen, MD, Cardiology

Please check when you took this program:

         Summer between 1st and 2nd year              X
         4th Year
         Other (please clarify below)

II. Elective Program Information

Country:               Mexico                         City: Juventino Rosas, Guanajuato

Foreign language you spoke (if any):          Spanish

Name of program or hospital where you worked: Proyecto Puentes de Salud (PPS)

Website address if available: 

Name of person you worked with and contact information:
                   Mauricio G. Cohen, MD
                   99 Manning Dr, CB #7075
                   Burnett-Womack Bldg, Suite 6037
                   Chapel Hill, NC 27599-7075
                   (919) 843-1507

         Tuition:      0                              Roundtrip Travel:   $550

         Other expenses (please explain briefly): lodging; food; supplies for the health fairs (blood
         pressure cuffs, results forms, cholesterol/glucose monitoring equipment)

Scholarships & Funding

         Name                                 Amount               Contact Info

         Campos Travel Grant                  $450          Patty Neff,

         Robertson Collaboration Grant        $3000         Jeanne Kirschner,

         International Fellowship             $715          Deborah Ingersoll,

                                                                                  Yes     No
Did this program have a religious affiliation?                                 X
  If so, with what group? In Mexico, we identified rural communities in need
  Of medical attention through a local Catholic church. We also advertised
  Our health fairs in conjunction with local religious services.
Did this program have an academic affiliation?                                 X
  If yes, with what institution? UNC School of Medicine (especially
  The Department of Cardiology); also UNC Family Medicine
Did you receive elective credit for this experience?                                     X
  If so, how much credit, for what, and how were your evaluated?
Did you feel that you had adequate support from UNC in setting up this                   X
  Explain: We received faculty sponsors from UNC to help support us in this project. In
addition, we received adequate grant funding due to the research component of our project.
That said, I feel that the service component of our project is much more important than the
research and I hope that UNC will find ways to fund service-learning projects in the future.

III. Elective Characteristics

Please grade educational objectives you achieved with this elective on a scale of 1-10 (10 is outstanding).

       Medical Exposure             1      7

       Language Exposure            1      9

       Cultural Exposure            1      9

       Other                        1

                                                                              Yes        No
Was the elective a good use of time for you during medical school?             X
Did you have adequate clinical supervision?                                    X
Did you have adequate opportunities for hands-on clinical work?                X
Would you recommend this elective to other medical students?                   X
Was the program responsive to your needs?                                      X
Did you have appropriate arrangements for housing, food, and                   X
safety/health issues?
  If no, please describe:
Did you have adequate information about what to expect in advance?             X
  If no, what could have helped?

   Comment on positive features of this program/elective:

   With PPS, we had the ability to see various aspects of the Mexican culture/lifestyle and to feel as if we
were part of the community of Juventino Rosas. Medically, I learned a lot about heart conditions, checking
blood pressure and glucose/cholesterol, and also at providing medical education sessions in Spanish.

   Comment on features that could be improved:

   In the future, we are looking into expanding the services provided in our visits to the rural
communities. We also wish to find a way to fund drug expenditures for the identified persons, as many are
being identified with chronic illnesses but cannot afford the necessary medications to treat these


Select the description of your level of Spanish fluency before taking the program:

       1.            No Spanish knowledge.
       2.            Novice. Minimal experience.
       3.            Beginner. Ability to communicate minimally with learned material.
       4.            Intermediate. Can carry out basic conversation.
       5.            Advanced. Can participate actively in most conversation.
       6.            Native Speaker.

Was your fluency level assessed appropriately for placement purposes? Yes           No

Estimate the hours per day spent studying medical Spanish: 0

Do you feel that your medical Spanish fluency improved during the elective? Yes     No

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