This spring break I’m heading to Nicaragua to work in a integrative natural medicine clinic! I’ll get an opportunity to learn/practice medical Spanish, put my new physical exam skills to good use, integrate my recent coursework in a clinical setting, study global health in a developing country, prep for my upcoming clinical entrance exams, and volunteer my time to an organization that is giving so much to the local community of Ometepe! So much to look forward to, and everyone I’ve talked to who has already been raves about the experience. Home stays, community health, and a new country to visit… I’m so excited!
If you would like to help send me to Nicaragua, please click on the link below. Anything you can give will be greatly appreciated! Thank you for following my medical journey, and for your friendship and support. I’m looking forward to posting all about my trip when I return in April!
So much is happening in my life right now, it’s hard to know what to put on a page.
Starting week six of the program, already more than halfway through the first term! It’s incredible what they can teach you in that amount of time, the information just comes hurtling in on a daily basis. Two tests already this week, thank heavens I studied anatomy in undergrad!
A few stats:
Courses: 10 (5 lecture, 5 lab)
Classes per day: 2-3
Distance from home: 1.8 miles
Exams completed: 7
Exams looming: 10
Avg class size: 18 or 100
This past weekend I got to move into my new home. Two helpers and three trips to storage. Now I have more of my things and a bedroom of my own, to organize in the coming weeks. Besides a desk and a dog, I think I have basically all I need.
So it’s 2013 and the school apps are in! One to Bastyr University in greater Seattle, and one to NCNM in Portland. Yes, back to Oregon. I did a campus visit to Bastyr and got very excited, love their campus, but I am