Study Abroad in Cuba

This trip has been cancelled for December 2022 and April 2023. It’s under review for December 2023. Please check back on June 2023.

Havana

Havana, Cuba’s colorful capital, is known for the Spanish colonial architecture of its 16th-century Old Havana core, including Castillo de la Real fort, now a maritime museum, and the pre-revolutionary Capitolio. 1950s American-made cars line the city’s streets and rumba groups play in the painted alley Callejón de Hamel. Salsa emanates from clubs and cabaret is still performed at the famed Tropicana.

Clerkship Rotation for 4th Year COM / CHM or Graduate Nursing Students

OST 688: Global Health: Cuban Healthcare Delivery System (6 credits)

Dates: March 25-April 9th, 2023

The primary goal of this course is to introduce students to the health care delivery model in Cuba while experiencing the country’s rich culture. During the first week students will explore the public health and community medicine model by on site observation and the delivery of community health clinics, maternal health, pedriatric and geriatric care. The second week will consist of students rotating through the departments of three main teaching hospitals in Havana. There will be lectures and presentations by Cuban health care officials and clinicians and opportunities for students to closely observe and participate in the care of patients while learning about Cuba’s history and culture.

It is the discretion of the Course Director to determine which students may participate. An interview may be required.

For more information, please contact  Study Abroad Office of IGH.

  • 4th year COM or CHM medical student or graduate nursing student
  • In academic good standing for COM and minimum 2.5 GPA for nursing students
  • Conversational Spanish Encouraged

The Office of Study Abroad offers scholarships to students who participate in MSU’s study abroad programs. Details here

Pre-Clerkship Elective Course for COM / CHM or Undergraduate Nursing Students

OST 688: Global Health: Cuban Healthcare System and Culture (3 credits)

Dates: December 09th to December 17th, 2023

The primary goal of this course is to introduce students to the health care delivery model in Cuba while experiencing the country’s rich culture. During the first week students will explore the public health and community medicine model by on site observation and the delivery of community health clinics, maternal health, pedriatric and geriatric care. The second week will consist of students rotating through the departments of three main teaching hospitals in Havana. There will be lectures and presentations by Cuban health care officials and clinicians and opportunities for students to closely observe and participate in the care of patients while learning about Cuba’s history and culture.

It is the discretion of the Course Director to determine which students may participate. An interview may be required.

For more information, please contact  Study Abroad Office of IGH.

  • 2nd year COM or CHM medical student or undergraduate nursing student or MS in Global Health students (COM) at Michigan State University.
  • In academic good standing for COM and minimum 2.5 GPA for nursing students
  • Conversational Spanish Encouraged

Please fill out both forms.

The Office of Study Abroad offers scholarships to students who participate in MSU’s study abroad programs. Details here

Instructors of Record for OST 688

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Instructors of Record for OST 000

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