New Opportunity: Medical Service Learning in Honduras

May 20-30, 2017 The Honors College will again send a team to Santa Ana, Honduras for an amazing medical service-learning mission that will not only give you a great experience in global medicine, but also will introduce you to the amazing people and landscape of Central America.

This year’s trip will be led by UH Medical School Planning Dean, Dr. Steve Spann, M.D., M.B.A.  Dr. Spann is a leading figure in medicine and medical studies in Houston, but he has also had a close relationship with the clinic in Santa Ana and its supporting NGO, Houston Shoulder-To-Shoulder. There’s no one better to give you a view of global medicine while doing the real work itself. The trip also has an associated course, HON 3306H Health & Human Rights (Tuesday 5:30-8:30pm in Session VI April 4-May 6) for those seeking credit hours.

The itinerary will include clinical work with the team of traveling practitioners and the Honduran medical staff in Santa Ana. There will also be some cultural excursions to help students get to know the vibrant culture and natural beauty of Honduras. You can get a good feel for the experience simply by reading student reflections from past years, such as Shelby Ragsdale’s “On the Front Lines of the Zika Wars” from last year, or Fatema Sabir’s “Zip-lining into the Future in Honduras.”  Better yet, watch Abigail Hagan‘s awesome video, filmed while on the trip herself a few years ago.

Deadline for application is March 1, 2017. 

Application available here. For questions, contact Dr. Richard Armstrong.


Tuesday 2/7 at 4pm in the Honors Commons






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