Day 1: Arrival
Meet ISL staff at the Matecaña Airport, Pereira; settle into Minga House
Evening: Welcome Orientation, introductions, team rules & regulations, and itinerary review
Day 2: Orientation
Morning: Workshop. Tropical Medicine Diagnosis - Recognizing and understanding regional medicine
Afternoon: Workshop. Medical Clinics Training - Practice taking vital signs and patient histories, patient examination, house visits, community triage
‘I am now in Colombia!’ Scavenger Hunt, then Welcome Lunch!
Evening: Workshop. Spanish Language Skills Assessment: Review of Spanish-English medical phrases, and review of utilized Spanish forms
Day 3: Tour and Global Health Activities
Morning: Coffee Tour Experience. Cultivation, harvesting, processing, and preparation of coffee.
Afternoon: House Visits in Vereda La Estrella, a rural community located 30 minutes from Chinchina. (Team splits into small groups and visits homes inviting them to the next day’s free health care, assessing living conditions, identifying health risk factors, and setting appointments for residents with acute problems that can be treated in our clinics.
Evening: Workshop. Pharmacology & Tropical Diseases, common diagnosis and medications prescriptions
Day 4: Global Health Activities
Morning/Afternoon: Medical Clinic in Vereda La Estrella. (Set up field clinic. Volunteers work in small groups and rotate performing patient interviews, taking vitals, and helping in the pharmacy. Volunteers will also have the opportunity to observe the examination/diagnosis/treatment process where appropriate under the supervision of a local professional).
Evening: Community Engagement. Volleyball with Chinchina Club Team
Day 5: Global Health Activities
Morning/Afternoon: House Visits in Vereda Kilometro 35, a rural community located 45 minutes from Chinchina.
Evening: Community Engagement. Community Bike Ride with Cops & Kids
Day 6: Global Health Activities
Morning/Afternoon: Medical Clinic in Vereda Kilometro 35.
Evening: Community Engagement. Fiesta Friday! Zumba at the Park, Manicures ($4), & Colombian rhythms
Day 7: Community Activities
Morning: Cultural Activity. Chinchina Farmers Market and Traditional Medicine Shop
Afternoon: Cultural Activity. Medical School Tour or Nursing School Tour
Evening: Community Engagement. Caldas State Medical Student Association Mixer
Day 8: Recreation
Morning/Afternoon: Recreation Day at Granja Pinares located in Chinchina, a 15-minute drive from the Chinchina. Team members will have the options of horseback riding, go on a zip line, go waterfall repelling, go wall climbing, play paintball, and explore other recreational activities at a sustainable coffee plantation.
Evening: Team chooses activity!
Day 9: Departure
Depart from Matecaña Airport, Pereira