Saudi Students Explore Global Health Issues in Daemen Program
June 20, 2014
Director of Institutional Communication
AMHERST, N.Y. – A group of Saudi Arabian medical students are gaining a better understanding of global health issues and the U.S. health care field while also experiencing American culture through a three-week Summer Enrichment Program being held at Daemen College.
The third annual residential program, which is offered as part of a Daemen-Jazan University international education agreement, has brought 10 Saudi Arabian students to the Daemen campus to take part in this unique learning experience that started on June 9.
“This program is a tremendous opportunity for the students to learn about the U.S. health care system from a variety of highly skilled and experienced practitioners,” said Dr. Patricia Brown, vice president for enrollment management. “It also exposes them to a different culture and new experiences at Daemen and in our Western New York region.”
During the Daemen Summer Enrichment Program, Saudi students will have the opportunity to attend classes taught by college faculty on various medical and health care topics, including athletic training, public and global health, wound care, obstetrics and gynecology, and challenges in the U.S. health care system, as well as tour Roswell Park Cancer Institute. They will also attend English as a second language and cross cultural communication sessions.
In addition to being in the classroom, students will learn about American culture and have the chance to enjoy local attractions, including visits to Niagara Falls and the Albright-Knox Art Gallery and attend a Buffalo Bisons baseball game, before the program wraps up on June 27.