INTEC and YALE medical exchange strengthens
Annual visits are joined by medical specialists and medical students from Brown University, United States
SANTO DOMINGO. The third exchange visit between medical students of Instituto Tecnológico de Santo Domingo (INTEC) and those of Yale University, United States, marks the beginning of a stage of growth in the program, which seeks to identify the differences between the health systems of both countries and the proposal of solutions to reduce them.
As established by the geriatric doctor Julio César Defilló, Outstanding Graduate of INTEC and Dr. Lisa Walke of Yale University and in charge of the exchange program, this visit was joined by doctors and students from Brown University, who expressed their interest in returning to the country with a wider team of its specialists and students. This is an initiative that comes from the Health Area and the Student Mobility Program.
The also assistant professor of Internal Medicine and Geriatrics at Brown University explained that the growth of the program is due in large part to the reactions of students who have participated before and that has led the organizers to even limit the number of participants, before the growing demand.
It is the third annual exchange between both universities, two groups of YALE have visited the country and one of the INTEC attended the university of YALE.
During the exchange program in the country, which lasted for a whole week, the Medicine students of INTEC and YALE made several visits to health centers of Social Security and the Center for Advanced Medicine and Telemedicine (CEDIMAT) during the mornings.
In the afternoons, they participated in a social clinic at the Medical Clinic Evangelina Rodríguez of INTEC with specialties of geriatrics, internal medicine, pediatrics, gynecology and obstetrics, which were offered free of charge to residents in the communities near the academy with delivery of medicines.
The YALE group was composed of eight students and three medical specialists practicing in the United States.