Thursday, April 28, 2011

STEER Program - Elective opportunity at Texas-Mexico border medical and public health students

rnational experience without leaving home.

Tuition free for students in US-accredited schools of medicine and public health. Housing provided for only $600/month. Most students’ schools give credit for STEER. Some programs offer global health credit for STEER elective. Some students have chosen STEER to fulfill their public health practicum. Presenters are bilingual. Spanish not necessary.

At present, the STEER students do not cross into Mexico. Nevertheless, the Border provides a unique bicultural (90% Hispanic), bilingual learning environment, with a focus on the concerns of our nation’s border with Mexico – poverty, water and air pollution, immigration, sanitation, imports, the border “fence” and a medically underserved population threatened by infectious diseases such as dengue, tuberculosis, rabies as well as high rates of obesity and diabetes.

More than 25 presenters – all experts in their own right – will answer your questions: What are the biggest challenges border residents face? How are the medical and public health systems of both nations working to address these concerns? How do health concerns at the US-Mexico Border affect every US citizen?

STEER offers training in two locations along the U.S.-Mexico BorderLaredo and Harlingen, Texas.

See the attached article, flyer and our website for information and application or contact us directly at

Let us hear from you today by contacting Stella Olveda, Project Coordinator, at (210) 562-6550 or via email at

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