International Health and Community Service

The International Health Service Collaborative is a group of USF Health Students, Faculty and Professionals focused on promoting sustainable health in underserved communities abroad.

IHSC traveled to remote communities in Ecuador, Dominican Republic and Panama working to make a difference in the world. More recently, we have chosen to work with the community of El Rincón in Chitré, Panama. During our annual trips, we perform community need assessments, public health education activities, and work to achieve sustainability.


  • Monthly meetings about interdisciplinary projects, international health, infectious diseases, vaccines, and community involvemen
  • Local and international health hands-on projects
  • Educational sessions held by students of each college
  • Organizational meetings

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IHSC has 501c3 non-profit privileges. All gifts/contributions are tax deductible and can be made through the USF Health Foundation.