We believe the challenge of global health is this:

How can we, as health professionals, work towards a more just world, and authentically contribute to the well-being of poor and marginalized populations?

We need to pay attention to both the what and the how of global health education. 

Through our 3-week, 120-hour Global Health Practicum, AMOS aims to educate and empower a socially-conscious generation of public health professionals.

Connect with us about the Global Health Practicum for Summer 2020:

All applications must be submitted by March 17th, 2020.

Global Health Practicum

During our 3-week Global Health Practicum, students learn about evidence-based interventions, like use of water filters and training of community health workers, that decrease child mortality and improve health in low-resource settings.

Students also learn to use the community-based participatory research (CBPR) framework to understand the Nicaraguan context and participate in transformative education: listening, reflecting, dialoguing, and collaborating with communities to take action for social justice. 

In the first week, students learn about AMOS’ model and develop public health skills. The second week, students go into a community served by AMOS to use what they’ve learned in the field. In their final week, students debrief their experience in the field, learn about monitoring and evaluation, and reflect on the future of global health.

Global Health Internships

After the three-week program, there are a limited number of spaces for 5-week internship positions with AMOS.

For 2020, the internship application process is now closed. All interns are required to attend the Global Health Practicum. Interns work alongside AMOS primary health care program staff and experience how working from community strengths and facilitating community empowerment can improve health outcomes in Nicaragua.

Vindhyaa Pasupuleti, 2019 AMOS Global Health Practicum student.

“Everyone, all the AMOS staff members, health educators, health workers, children from San Onofre, mothers and youth of Nejapa, truly embody the meaning of hope as a means of driving social change. These past weeks at AMOS have been one of the most powerful experiences of my life. You give me so much strength and hope for the future of public health!”