IASE
101 California Street, Suite 2450
San Francisco, CA 94111
Phone: (415) 982-1296
Fax: (415) 651-8725

 
FAQs

 

 

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What should I bring to the site?

The main thing is that you pack light.  Have a change of clothes that look decent, that wash easily, and dry well; shoes that are also comfortable, yet decent; any prescription medicines, and over the counter meds for various conditions (colds, allergies, cuts/burns, etc); and basic supplies such as especially batteries, films for your camera, dental floss, adaptors for South Africa's different voltage system for your cell phone charger and computer AD/C plug.

Be sure to bring your white clinical coat/jacket, and khaki pants to wear at the clinic and visiting hospitals.  IT IS IMPERATIVE THAT YOU WEAR A WHITE COAT/JACKET, A CLEAN WHITE POLO/TEE-SHIRT, AND KHAKI PANTS when WORKING AT EITHER THE CLINIC OR HOSPITAL.

It is also important to bring your stethoscope, blood pressure cuff, a box of rubber gloves.

What IASE is and is not?

What are the requirements of the Service Learning/Experiential Program?

What if I am not conversant in Spanish, or the native language of the site?

What if I am conversant in Spanish? Do I still need to take Language lessons?

I am not a medical student. Do I still need a preceptor sponsor from my college/university?

What day should I arrive? Where should I fly in?

How much leisure time do I have?

How much spending money should I bring?

What should I bring to the site?

Is there anything special I need to bring?

Is there phone or e-mail access?

Am I covered by Health Insurance?

Where will I stay during the program?

What is the Service Learning/Experiential Program?