Guatemala Interfaith Medical Service Project

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In 2019 Regis began a partnership with Ciudad de la Esperanza, a school and community center founded in 2003 by a Guatemalan priest, Padre Sergio Godoy. The community is a group of indigenous, extremely impoverished Guatemalans who are living off the local landfill. The center educates 450 children and provides psychological support, legal aid and job training to around 3000 families.


Regis alumna and pediatrician, Dr. Lauri Pramuk, was asked by Padre Sergio to help establish a primary care clinic for the community.  Regis has taken two student groups down to Coban to help run the clinic and has made significant partnerships with local healthcare workers to sustain the clinic year round.

Ten Regis pre-med and nursing students will travel to Coban in May, 2023 to run the clinic again with the assistance of the volunteer medical staff. The project offers our future healthcare professionals an opportunity to experience a service learning immersion in a very marginalized community. The volunteer medical team gathers with the Regis students weekly throughout the academic year to help them learn about Guatemalan history, culture and medical services.

The students also learn basic triage skills, how to take a medical history, some elements of physical exam, how to assist in dental procedures, as well as how to fill prescriptions and counsel patients on medication use. We bring medications to stock the clinic pharmacy for a year and newborn medical kits for the babies that will join the community in the next year. We also provide home water filtration systems for the at risk families who have no access to clean drinking water.


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