Costa Rica Medical Immersion Volunteer Trip

Join David Rosenblum, M.D., Director of Pain Medicine at Maimonides Medical Center, in a journey to Costa Rica! The trip is a fascinating exploration of Costa Rica’s healthcare system. Go beyond media headlines and glossy postcards to dive deep into what healthcare and life in general in Costa Rica is like. From contributing to public health efforts to connecting with local doctors, the trip gives you a profound insight into Costa Rica. The trip is led by David Rosenblum, M.D., the highly distinguished director of Pain Medicine at Maimonides Medical Center, and UBELONG Program Officer Martina Kaser, an accomplished social entrepreneur and international affairs expert. They lead the team through a packed itinerary and bring on local experts, including doctors and NGO leaders, to discuss and share with the team. The team also spends time giving back by leading public health workshops in local schools around hygiene, nutrition, and sexual education. You will be pushed and stretched beyond your comfort zone. It won’t be easy, but that’s precisely what makes the trip so special. The trip focuses on Cartago, one of Costa Rica’s dynamic cities, and includes visits to communities in the area. You get immersed by working and living alongside Costa Ricans, and you enjoy cultural events, including a weekend trip to the jungle where you zip-line, gorge jump and raft. Dates: April 21- April 28, 2018 | Price: US$1,750 (not including airfare)