2016 Health Brigades To Ecuador
March Brigade: March 12th - 20th
May Brigade: May 13th - 22nd
August Brigade: August 5th - 14th
June 3rd - 12th
*June brigade focus is education. Please see "June Brigade" on this website.
Note: When applying, a note may pop-up stating that there is a $50 charge. Please disregard this message as you will not be charged the $50 just for applying. The charge is included in the brigade fee if you are accepted. Application deadline for first selection is Sunday, November 8th, 2015.
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)
Shoulder to Shoulder: June 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 2016 brigades. The course 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. If you have concerns about taking this course, please email Craig Borie at firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
Education Abroad offers the New Horizons scholarship for $500. Application deadlines for the New Horizons scholarship are November 1st.
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, Holly Young at email@example.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)
Shoulder to Shoulder: June 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 8th, 2015. Thank you for your interest in serving the underserved!
Internships are available at our Medical Clinic in Santo Domingo, Ecuador.
Apply for an internship by filling out this online form.
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
Download the Shoulder To Shoulder Global Medical Provider Handbook for Ecuador here (pdf).
Download the Shoulder To Shoulder Global Ecuador Brigade FAQs (pdf).