Week 3 – Ginecología

Hola! Qué tal? This week I rotated through obstetrics and gynecology at Hospital de las Mujeres Adolfo Carit Eva. Hospital Carit, a public hospital only for women, is named after Adolfo Carit Eva, a French physician who studied at the University of Paris and then lived in Costa Rica. Upon his death is 1912, he … Continue reading Week 3 – Ginecología

Week 2 – Clinica de Pavas

Hola! This week I had the privilege of working at my neighborhood’s health center (I live in Pavas, a residential section of San Jose). On Monday and Thursday, I worked in a primary care clinic with Dr. Chinchilla. Like most primary care physicians here, Dr. Chinchilla is a “generalist” – i.e. someone who has completed … Continue reading Week 2 – Clinica de Pavas

Week 1- Hematologia

Hola from Costa Rica! I have just finished a wonderful first week at Hospital Rafael Ángel Calderón Guardia where I was observing in the hematology department. Hospital Calderón is a 630-bed public hospital in downtown San José, the capital city of Costa Rica and home to roughly half of the country’s 5 million inhabitants. Despite … Continue reading Week 1- Hematologia