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international-health-collective-ucsd-scorpion-bay-hotel-final

Scorpion Bay’s allure as an isolated surfing destination has attracted surfers for decades, but local residents lack access to many basic services due to its location. Beyond actively working with local municipalities and utility officials to bring 24/7 electricity, the hotel has created a medical clinic in town with biannual visits from the International Health Collective, which is made up of a group of medical students and alumni from the University of California San Diego. The group treated 252 community members in 2017 and they are training local health workers on administering prescriptions, CPR, and how to recognize emergency situations in order to establish the Hermanos de la Salud de San Juanico (The Brothers/Sisters of Health from San Juanico).