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 and 5-week internship program, AMOS aims to educate and empower a socially-conscious generation of public health professionals.
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.
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. For more information on how you can get involved in the Global Health Practicum and Internships, please contact our Volunteer team at firstname.lastname@example.org.