map of Jamaica and surrounding areas

One pharmacy student per trip will be selected to travel to Jamaica for 10 to 14 days in September (during rotation cycle 4). There are pre- and post-travel elements on rotation with the general pediatrics service at the University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics.

As a student pharmacist, I had never felt as empowered and fulfilled as I did during my time with the children in Jamaica."
~Alumna Kelsey Bayliss

Rotation participants treat children 18 years old or less as part of a larger medical mission run through the Issa Trust Foundation. The foundation is a nonprofit organization with the mission of providing health and other services to promote well-being and development for the people of Jamaica.

Participants fly into Montego Bay. Lodging is held at Couples Resorts.

Read the blog (includes pharmacy student reflections in September and October.)

Contact site coordinator (Michelle Swaney)