Available to LUC MPH students!
US-Mexico Border Electives 2015-2016
University of Texas Health Sciences Campus San Antonio (Harlingen Campus)
The University of Texas Health Sciences Campus San Antonio in Harlingen, Texas offers two comprehensive and quite competitive electives to educate students around the complexity of factors which contribute to and result from the realities of health and justice at the U.S.-Mexico Border.
Please explore these opportunities and apply EARLY if you are interested in participating.
- Visit the websites (listed below) for a more thorough description of each elective
- Please inform CCGH of your interest, even before you apply
- Contact the organization (and copy CCGH) to express interest and inquire about the specific application process required by the particular elective in which you are interested (be sure to include that you are a Loyola University Chicago SSOM student) **for STEER, include completed application with initial email (attached)
- M4 students apply through VSAS, but the aforementioned steps precede formal application through VSAS
Community for Children
Offered through the Department of Pediatrics, this 4-week project-based elective introduces students to the struggles of children in border towns, specifically with regard to poverty, social inequity, and migration. In addition to experiential learning, this elective encourages the participant to engage in action and reflection exercises around compassion, social justice, and advocacy.
There are two opportunities to participate in Community for Children in the coming academic year:
- September 28-October 23, 2015
- February 1-February 26, 2016
More information: http://communityforchildren.org/
Contact: Ginny McCarthy at the Loyola Center for Community & Global Health, firstname.lastname@example.org, 708-216-0849
STEER PROGRAM (South Texas Environmental Education and Research)
This 4-week elective is offered through the Department of Family and Community Medicine and consists of an interprofessional group of trainees from a variety of health-related professions. The express purpose of this elective is to unite medicine and public health at the intersection of theory and practice through introduction to the realities of health and justice at the U.S.-Mexico border.
The STEER rotation dates are as follows:
• August (Aug 3 – Aug 28, 2015)
• September/October (Sept 28 – October 23, 2015)
• February (Feb 1 – Feb 26, 2016)
• May/June (May 23 – June 20, 2016)
More information: http://steer.uthscsa.edu/index.aspx