Mayan Medical Aid was founded by Craig A. Sinkinson, M.D., a U.S. trained FM/ER doctor. This program is located in Guatemala.
Benefits of the program: 1) one-on-one attention; 2) ability to participate in the local clinic and potentially create a public health/community outreach program; and 3) safe location for an immersion experience
People of this community do not speak Spanish as their first language but a native local Mayan dialect. According to the program, there is plenty of opportunity to visit a large tourist community nearby to engage with Spanish-speaking clinic personnel. This would be a good first time experience in a third world country with the possibility to engage in a community project and clinic on site.