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  • Recognize and appreciate cost-effective approaches to medical care in a resource constrained setting. The participant will have the opportunity to practice medicine relying heavily on the history and physical examination with limited access to diagnostics, choice of medicines and hospital facilities.

 

  • Demonstrate effective team-building skills with colleagues from multiple medical disciplines and with local health care providers.

 

  • Recognize and treat illnesses common to those seen in the participants country as well as those more common in the tropics, such as malaria and cutaneous lieshmaniasis.

 

  • Recognize the delivery of health in a multi-culture region of the world and gain an understanding of the political, cultural and historical context and their impact on health and health care delivery.

 

  • Recognize prevalent cross-cultural and underserved issues in primary care, and gain an understanding of how this knowledge can be applied to a practice in the participants’ home country.

 

  • Understand and appreciate the uniqueness of the many cultures of southern Belize including the Maya, Garifuna, East Indian and Creole cultures.

 

  • Understand the benefits and challenges of working with communities and recognize strategies to overcome the challenges.

 

  • Develop the skills, knowledge and attitudes necessary to effectively work with communities and identify and appropriately access community-based resources.

 

  • Understand and appreciate how psychological, economic, spiritual, social and biological factors inter-relate to affects one’s health.

HHCI Elective General Medical Learning Objectives