USF Health students team up to help promote sustainable health in Panama

USF Health’s International Health Service Collaborative (IHSC) traveled to Panama earlier this spring to host a four-day clinic in a rural, medically underserved area. IHSC is a group of USF Health students, faculty and staff focused on promoting sustainable health through interprofessionalism within the United States and developing nations.

The USF Health student volunteers on the March 3-10 trip to Panama included those from the Morsani College of Medicine, College of Public Health, College of Pharmacy, and School of Physical Therapy and Rehabilitation Sciences.  To learn more about their team experience, including additional photos, click here.

The USF Health students were also joined by Morsani College of Medicine alumnus Dr. Sam Crane.  Dr. Crane is the original IHSC president at USF Health who now practices as an Ob-Gyn in Oregon.

IHSC had the opportunity to gain clinical experience through interprofessionalism and learn from the community to achieve a common goal. They saw 172 patients, administered 176 vaccines, and dispensed 304 medications. In addition, the public health team provided health education and delivered clothing, eyeglasses and shoes to families in the community.

For more information on the IHSC, please visit their website:  http://health.usf.edu/student_orgs/IHSC/