First day at clinic
Mar29

First day at clinic

We went to a government funded clinic in a town about 5 hours away from where we are staying today. There were a lot of people gathered outside when we arrived, I think they knew we were coming. I was put in the assessment group and we did a quick assessment of the patients main complaint before sending them to the provider. Each patient got a numbered sticker so we could be fair and keep track of people but it was hard to assess in...

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Pre-Departure- Ethiopia!
Dec14

Pre-Departure- Ethiopia!

I have one more day in T-town before I set off to Ethiopia! I got back from Serbia two weeks ago and the travel fever has set in since then.. I’m ready for my next adventure! I’ve got my 100% DEET insect repellent, my head scarf, my stethoscope etc. and I’m so excited!! My bags are much lighter than they were when I went to Serbia! On this trip, our group from the nursing college will be administering medical care to...

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Coming Home from Ethiopia
Sep22

Coming Home from Ethiopia

I have always thought it’s harder to come home than it is to depart for a new adventure. After being in Ethiopia, getting to know the culture, and helping run a clinic almost every day I am kind of at a loss of what to do with myself. I spend the first week back from a trip letting the experience sink in, reminiscing, and resting. It took almost three whole days travel back to the states for us because of delays and time...

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