Through this study abroad experience, students will be integrated into an international, cross-cultural experience in the areas of medicine and health care. The WMed-UMinho program will provide students with a collaborative, in-person, learning experience with Portuguese medical students. Students will have 5-6 hours of classroom instruction per week plus 20 additional hours of other medical training (labs, research labs, ambulatory or hospital clinics, hospital service, migrant and immigrant healthcare, screening clinics). Students will also participate in a weekly seminar focusing on EU healthcare systems and health management and leadership as well as cultural programming. All learning experiences will be in English.Students self-select to participate in this opportunity. Space is limited to 10 students on a first-come, first-served basis. Students will have their place held in the Year 4 lottery.
Program eligibility requirements and estimated cost:
$3,000 (includes airfare from Chicago; 1 month lodging in Portugal; public transportation pass).
Meals and incidentals are at the student's expense.
50% deposit due by March 1, 2023; final payment due by June 1, 2023.
Full-time WMed Class of 2024 student in good standing.
Submit copy of valid passport by May 1, 2023.
Application deadline: January 13, 2023