Observationship Program: Hospital and Cultural Experience

Are you curious about healthcare practices in diverse settings and eager to explore a vibrant cultural landscape? Embark on a unique journey with our Observationship Program, where you'll spend a day shadowing medical professionals in a partner hospital while immersing yourself in the rich tapestry of Dominican culture.

Program Overview

As a participant in our Observationship Program, you'll have the exceptional opportunity to spend a day observing medical practices at a partner hospital. This immersive experience will allow you to rotate through various departments, including emergency room and consultation. Witness medical professionals in action, gain insights into their daily routines, and learn about the healthcare challenges and triumphs faced in a low-income country.

Cultural Immersion

Beyond the hospital, you'll delve into the heart of Dominican culture. You'll have the chance to connect with the Dominican community, experience local traditions, and savor the flavors of Dominican cuisine.


Current medical or research intern for the Dominican Republic study abroad program. This is an additional opportunity, not a stand alone program.  Program offered with select cohorts and is subject to hospital and doctor availability.

Contact Information

For more details and to express your interest in this enriching opportunity, please get in touch with us at info@globalhealthleaders.net

We look forward to guiding you through an enlightening Observationship Program combining medical discovery and cultural exploration.

Expand your horizons and embrace the beauty of healthcare diversity!


By joining our Observationship Program, you'll enjoy an array of valuable benefits:

  • Gain unique insights into the medical system of a low-income country.
  • Observe surgeries and consultations on a typical hospital day, expanding your medical knowledge.
  • Immerse yourself in the culture of Dominican Republic, enhancing your global perspective.
  • Rotate with top teaching attending physicians, residents, medical students, and program directors.
  • Be involved in patient care teams in both inpatient and outpatient settings.
  • Learn to participate as an integral member of a medical team.
  • Refine history-taking and physical examination skills.
  • Learn to formulate a problem list and prioritize medical problems.
  • Learn to institute drug and supportive therapy.
  • Learn to manage acute and chronic medical issues, including the use of consultative services.
  • Upon satisfactory completion of each request, a performance-based letter of recommendation on the official teaching hospital letterhead

Program Fee $200

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