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IIP-PAMI (Instituto Nacional de Servicios Sociales para Jubilados y Pensionados) (IIP-IN Argentina, Puentes Abroad)
Buenos Aires, Argentina (Outgoing Program)
Program Terms: Summer
This program is currently not accepting applications.
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Restrictions: Princeton applicants only
Fact Sheet:
Dept Offering Program: IIP, International Internship Program (IIP) Program Type: Internship
Language Prerequisite: No Degree Level: 2 First year Ugrad, 3 Sophomore, 4 Junior
Time Away: Summer Program Group: International Internship Program
Program Description:
PAMI (Instituto Nacional de Servicios Sociales para Jubilados y Pensionados) (IIP-IN Argentina, Puentes Abroad)
About: Created in 1971, PAMI, now officially known as the Instituto Nacional de Servicios Sociales para Jubilados y Pensionados (National Institute of Social Services for Retirees and Pensioners) has the mission to provide medical attention and social care to over 4.8 million pensioners, retirees, and veterans.  PAMI began servicing only in the city of Buenos Aires, but due to its success, it has expanded across the country and now operates in more than 650 offices.  PAMI can be thought of as the Medicare of Argentina. 
 
Intern Responsibilities: The Public Health Policy Intern will have the opportunity research public health topics related to PAMI’s work in providing social and medical support to the elderly population of Argentina.  The research will help inform PAMI of best practices in the field and will seek to identify areas of improvement for PAMI’s programs.  Intern may also be able to help PAMI better communicate their numbers and quantitative impact to key stakeholders by preparing communication materials and program data reports.  The Medical Data Analysis and Hospital Intern will shadow doctors in PAMI’s hospitals in Buenos Aires, forming a part of the team of the medical residents.  The intern will accompany doctors and residents on morning rounds, meetings with staff, and residency seminars.  The intern will also be expected to prepare a project on a medical research topic or on patient observation and present the findings to the team of doctors and residents of the hospital.
 
Qualifications: IIP candidates interested in medicine, public health, and public policy are encouraged to apply.  Advanced Spanish is required.
 
Previous work experience (in the words of a past IIP intern): I worked with the first year residents to conduct neurological examinations on patients, attend their classes daily, and help with analysis of clinical data. I was responsible for giving a final presentation in Spanish about a case report of one of our patients to the entire department of Neurology. I was responsible for helping to write a clinical case report for submission to journals in the coming months.  I discovered what it was like to work in a hospital and visit with patients on a daily basis. I also got a really good idea of how clinical research is carried out and what the publication process looks like. Finally, all of this was in Spanish, which really helped with my language skills and prepared me to possibly use my Spanish down the line in a medical setting. I really learned a lot about how medicine is practiced in another culture along with everything that I learned from living in Argentina.  Every single one of the doctors and residents was so warm and welcoming. // What I will say for this internship though is that it is absolutely necessary to have a very strong background in Spanish to the point where you are almost fluent. Also, I think out of fairness to the residences and doctors at the hospital, it was essential to have at least somewhat of a background in medicine... All in all, I could not have been happier with the internship experience!
 

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This program is not currently accepting applications. Please consult the sponsoring department's website for application open dates.
 
This program is currently not accepting applications.