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Program Description:
VCU offers its students unique experiential learning opportunities through programs like the Honduras Outreach Medical Brigade Relief Effort (HOMBRE). Each year a small group of students are selected to work alongside VCU faculty providing services and healthcare education to underserved, rural populations in Honduras, Peru, and the Dominican Republic. HOMBRE team members work in healthcare clinics or on public health projects geared to improve villagers’ quality of life.

Mission Statement
The mission of HOMBRE is to improve the health of underserved communities in Honduras and other developing countries while enhancing the education of health professions students. Members of the Honduran communities we visit give us their trust, and in return receive quality care that is respectful of their personal values, beliefs and way of life. With close faculty supervision, our students contribute their knowledge, skills, and compassion to those in need, and in return gain confidence and personal insight. 

Summer 2020 Dates & Locations
  • Norte, Honduras: May 30 - June 5, 2020
  • Dominican Republic: June 16 - 27, 2020
  • Pinares, Honduras: June 16 - 27, 2020
  • Zana, Peru: June 28 - July 11, 2020


Dates / Deadlines:
Dates / Deadlines:
Term Year Decision Date Start Date End Date
Summer 2020 04/15/2020 TBA TBA
NOTE: Please input in the application your Summer 2020 Dates & Location Norte, Honduras: May 30 - June 5, 2020 Dominican Republic: June 16 - 27, 2020 Pinares, Honduras: June 16 - 27, 2020 Zana, Peru: June 28 - July 11, 2020
Spring 2021 Rolling Admission TBA TBA

** Indicates rolling admission application process. Applicants will be immediately notified of acceptance into this program and be able to complete post-decision materials prior to the term's application deadline.