Clinical Lab Science in Huancayo, Peru June 2018!
Five CLS seniors completed their General Rotation in a service-learning study abroad program created and organized by Professor Joanna Ellis. They spent two weeks learning about the types of labs in Peru, healthcare in general, and performing Community Health Screening and Education through Laboratory Science Workshops in Huancayo, Peru with The Foundation for International Medical Relief of Children! (FIMRC) We helped people understand their conditions through lab science. This experience was enriching for the students AND the community. These trip memories will last a lifetime!
First official CLS Study Abroad in the history of our program and one of only a FEW CLS-specific study abroad programs in the nation! THE PERU 2018 CUYS...
CLS went to Nicaragua in January of 2017
We are the FIRST interprofessional study abroad program IN THE NATION that includes Clinical Laboratory Science students! It is a very exciting time for our program!
- Interprofessional Education with Clinical Laboratory Science, Nursing, Respiratory Care, and Mass Communications: Two weeks in Managua, Nicaragua
- The students will conduct health histories, perform diagnostic laboratory testing, assist in the treatment and diagnosis of individuals in our temporary clinic as well as nursing homes in areas surrounding the capitol of Nicaragua. The students will gain awareness of the role each practitioner plays in the global healthcare team as well as cultural sensitivity and healthcare disparity. This is the first interprofessional study abroad program in the nation to include clinical laboratory science students! More information HERE
Studies show that study abroad alumni feel these experiences enhance their lives, build valuable skills for the job market, and allowed them to better adapt to diverse work environments.