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					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:                  Thomas J. Brooks                          Email: Thomas_brooks@med.unc.edu

Phone Number:          (678) 468-4708                            Graduation Year:    2011

Faculty Advisor and Department:      Dr. Mauricio G. Cohen, Cardiology Department

Please check when you took this program:

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


II. Elective Program Information

Country:               Mexico                      City:         Juventino Rosas

Foreign language you spoke (if any):         Spanish

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

Website address if available:        http://proyectopuentes.blogspot.com/

Name of person you worked with and contact information:      Dr. Mauricio G. Cohen
                                                   Assistant Professor of Medicine (Cardiology)
                                                   University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
                                                   099 Manning Drive, CB # 7075
                                                   Burnett-Womack Building, Suite 6037
                                                   Chapel Hill, NC 27599-7075

Costs:
         Tuition:                                  Roundtrip Travel:      $450.00

         Other expenses (please explain briefly:

Scholarships & Funding

         Name                        Amount                Contact Info

         International Fellowship    $718
         CAMPOS                      $450
         Robertson Grant             $3000
         AOA Medical Student Award   $5000
         Global Initiatives          $816
         Rotary Ambassador           $2000

                                                                               Yes     No
Did this program have a religious affiliation?
  If so, with what group?
Did this program have an academic affiliation?
  If yes, with what institution? UNC
Did you receive elective credit for this experience?
  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
elective?
  Explain: The UNC Family Health Department provided us with doctors to come down
weekly to help out with our health fairs.

III. Elective Characteristics

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

       Medical Exposure            1       6

       Language Exposure           1       9

       Cultural Exposure           1       10

       Other                       1

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

   Comment on positive features of this program/elective:

During the program, I was able to develop relationships with numerous people from around the Juventino
Rosas area. This allowed me to have a better appreciation for their culture and traditions.

   Comment on features that could be improved:

   There were not many opportunities for improvement.

IV. FOR MEDICAL SPANISH IMMERSION ELECTIVES ONLY

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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