UTMB offers pre-clinical and clinical electives in La Romana, Dominican Republic. Students must have at least an advanced intermediate/conversational proficiency in Spanish in order to participate in these elective opportunities.
DR Flag
  • Technology needs assessment for videoconferencing & telemedicine
  • Research capacity-building
  • Existing infrastructure (policy, ethics, lab, etc.)
  • Academic collaborations
  • Needs and perceptions of potential investigators
  • Community-based projects (Bateyes)
  • Water sanitation and hygiene (filter project)
  • Disease prevalence and surveillance
  • NCD management 
DR UTMB and UCE Lab
UTMB students and UCE research team alongside partners from Universidad Iberoamericana (UNIBE) and MSP finishing entomology training at Instituto de Medicina Tropical & Salud Global.
DR Preliminary Interview Batey
UTMB first year medical student Caroline Kelly sitting with two girls while conducting a preliminary interview with their families in a local Batey.
DR Santo Domingo Entomology
UTMB first year medical students Caroline Kelly and William Bomar learning how to identify species of mosquito larvae during an entomology conference in Santo Domingo.
DR Mosquito Batey UCE Lab
UTMB first year medical student William Bomar identifying the species of a mosquito from the first batch of mosquitos caught in a Batey in the UCE lab.
DR Montaña Redonda in Miches
UTMB first year medical student Caroline Kelly enjoying the 360º view after the hike up Montaña Redonda in Miches.
DR Batey UCE Lab
UTMB first year medical students Caroline Kelly and William Bomar separating the first batch of mosquitos caught in a Batey in the UCE lab.