OST691: Global Health Guatemala: Tropical Medicine and Infectious disease (3 credits)
Dates: February 29th- March 07th, 2020
The Guatemala Global Outreach Elective is designed to help the student grow personally and professionally by immersing them in another culture, experience the healthcare system and delivery of medical services in a Developing Country to deepen their understanding of self and the global community. Students will gain knowledge of disease common in Central America; enhance their clinical skills and the use of medical Spanish; develop problem solving skills; broaden knowledge of public health issues and to experience the practice of medicine beyond the core curriculum.
For more information, please contact Study Abroad Office of IGH.
Richard Bryce D.O. is a family physician that works at the Community Health and Social Services Center (CHASS), a federally qualified health center, in Mexicantown, Detroit, MI. He is clinical faculty at Michigan State University College of Osteopathic Medicine, Wayne State University School of Medicine, University of Michigan Medical School and Henry Ford Hospital. His passion is to promote and motivate his patients to pursue a healthy lifestyle. He started the CHASS Mexicantown 5k Run/Walk and Children’s race to improve exposure to exercise within the Detroit community. He also has worked in setting up the Fresh Prescription program where he and other providers can prescribe fresh fruits and vegetables to his patients from a Farmers Market located at the clinic. He is the Faculty Advisor for Street Medicine Detroit and Detroit Street Care, Wayne State University School of Medicine and Michigan State University College of Osteopathic Medicine student organizations that help to provide medical care to Detroit’s Homeless population. Dr. Bryce also is passionate about global health and has accompanied MSUCOM on medical missions to Guatemala many times.
Dr. Willyerd has organized MSU trips to Guatemala since 2011. He is passionate about offering students the opportunity to see health care in different parts of the world.