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2015 Health Brigades To Ecuador

March Brigade: March 14th - 22nd

May Brigade: May 15th - 24th

August Brigade: August 7th - 16th

Note: When applying, a note will pop-up stating that there is a $50 charge. Please disregard this message as you will not be charged the $50 just for applying and the charge is already included in the brigade fee if you are accepted.  

If you are a University of Kentucky student earning academic credit, choose the application below that corresponds to your Brigade:

Shoulder to Shoulder: March Brigade to Ecuador (Credit)
Shoulder to Shoulder: May Brigade to Ecuador (Credit)
Shoulder to Shoulder: August Brigade to Ecuador (Credit)

 *Note for UK students - As a part of the brigade experience, a credit bearing course is required for all full-time University of Kentucky students that participate in the 2015 March, May or August brigades. The course is taught by faculty from multiple departments and is titled, “Interprofessional Teamwork in Global Health”. Themes include an overview of Ecuador, cultural anthropology and working in a multidisciplinary environment, among other topics. Once accepted into the brigades, participants will learn more about how to register for the course, but for now, just know that the course is required for full-time UK students. If you have concerns about taking this course, please email Craig Borie at craig.borie@uky.edu for more information.

Education Abroad offers the New Horizons scholarship for $500. Application deadlines for this are November 30th.

You can find this scholarship at http://www.uky.edu/international/node/592

You can apply for this scholarship even though you may not have received notification of your acceptance yet for the STSG brigades.

For certain healthcare disciplines, the Benjamin Josephson Fund provides $1,000 scholarships. You can find out more information at http://bhjfund.org/

The STSG Student Association also offers its members fundraising opportunities and has traditionally offered scholarships. If you’re interested, please email the president of STSG SA, Sunny Singh at Sunny_Surya@hotmail.com

If you are not a University of Kentucky student, or if you are not earning academic credit, choose the application below that corresponds to your Brigade:

Shoulder to Shoulder: March Brigade to Ecuador (Non-Credit)
Shoulder to Shoulder: May Brigade to Ecuador (Non-Credit)
Shoulder to Shoulder: August Brigade to Ecuador (Non-Credit)

Note: Please see Benjamin Josephson Fund scholarship opportunity above, even if your application is not for credit.

Brigade application deadline is Sunday, November 9th, 2014. Thank you for your interest in serving the underserved!

Internships

Internships are available at our Medical Clinic in Santo Domingo, Ecuador.
Apply for an internship by filling out this online form.

Donations

Help us continue these important health care brigades. All donations are tax deductible. Donors Funds will go to directly supporting our project in Ecuador. Learn more here

Resources

Download the Shoulder To Shoulder Global Medical Provider Handbook for Ecuador here (pdf).

Download the Shoulder To Shoulder Global Ecuador Brigade FAQs (pdf).