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Surgical and Medical Programs

Surgical and Medical Programs

Working closely with our partner and host, Centro de Educacion para la Salud Integral (CESI, or Mision ILAC), Creighton-ILAC helps support various medical and surgery teams in the Dominican Republic throughout the year. Surgeons and teams travel from around the United States and the world to donate their time and services in partnership with Mision ILAC and local medical professionals. Specialty teams include:

  • Hernia Surgical Team
  • Orthopedic Surgical Team
  • Boys & Girls Town ENT Surgical Team
  • Women's Health Team
  • Ophthalmology Team
  • Dermatology Team

For more information on these teams please visit the CESI/Mision ILAC Website.

High School & University Programs

High School & University Programs

All of Creighton's ILAC programs emphasize the importance of global vision and understanding in the process of educating well-rounded individuals. To this end we partner with high schools and university groups for service-learning and immersion experiences in the rural Dominican Republic.

  • Boston College High School
  • Creighton Prep High School
  • Duchesne Academy
  • Marian High School
  • Marquette High School
  • Mercy High School
  • St. Albert's High School
  • St. Ignatuis  High School
  • Xavier High School
  • Rockhurst University
  • St. Cate's University

For information on these programs please reach out to the school directly or contact Jill Muegge at

Interested in working with us?

Interested in working with us?

For Creighton Faculty and Staff:

New ideas for activities in the Dominican Republic are always welcomed! All Creighton University programs / projects in the Dominican Republic must first be cleared by Creighton University's Institute for Latin American Concern (ILAC) within the Global Engagement Office. Please visit the Global Engagement Office website for guidelines to submit a new program for review.

Please note that applications for programs in Fall 2019 are CLOSED due to a full roster. Applications for Spring 2020 and beyond will be considered after August 1, 2019.

For Non-Creighton Groups:

Creighton-ILAC works with a variety of high schools, colleges and universities, and organizations both inside and outside of Nebraska to create faith-based service-learning immersion experiences for participants. During these immersions participants live with and learn from campesinos in the rural areas of the Dominican Republic while working alongside community members on a service project. For these groups Creighton University provides logistical scheduling support, pre-departure formation and orientation information, on-site support, and serves as the link between the organization and the ILAC staff and rural communities.
New programs are considered on a rolling basis, and several factors are taken into consideration including the program mission and fit with Creighton’s mission, the community impact and sustainability of the program, and staffing feasibility based on current program scheduling. To begin a conversation, please contact Jill Muegge, ILAC Director - Omaha, at