Student Preparation Guide

This document contains advice on how to prepare for your time here in Costa Rica!

General Syllabus

This document gives a general idea of what you'll be doing as part of the CARES Project.

No Stress Questionnaire

Please fill this out and send this to Dr. Rubin at your earliest convenience! 

To Read, Watch & Peruse

Get to know the Nicoya Peninsula

We invite you to explore all the info about the Nicoya Peninsula; however, please read the following: Intro information (Home, Map, Wildlife Guide *to familiarize with our species), Southern Region, and Nature Reserves (Cabo Blanco & Curu).

A Coprological Survey of Golden Mantled Howler Monkeys (Alouatta palliata palliata) in the Osa Peninsula, Costa Rica (2016)

 Please download and read this work on the Golden-Mantled Howler monkey Alouatta palliata palliata, as they are usually predominant in our patient population. This primate species is still listed as Least Concern on IUCN Red List due to the range; however, within Costa Rica there has been 50% population decline in the last 15 years.

An Introduction to Conservation Medicine (Sharon L. Deem, 57:03)