Snake Bite

‘Snake bite’…‘electrocution…’ I read the board on the first day of my rotation in the Emergency Department (ED) at Dhulikhel Hospital in Dhulikhel, Nepal. During my time at Dhulikhel, I saw afflictions that I personally have not yet seen in America: epiglottitis, disseminated tinea corporis, prolapsed uterus with decubitus ulcers, many cases of pesticide poisoning, … Continue reading Snake Bite

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

Vaccine Hesitancy in San Diego Asylum Seekers

Nick Rice and one of the health screening teams in the shelter’s vaccine clinic Beginning my undergraduate medical education in the midst of the global COVID-19 pandemic made much of what I was learning about the practice of medicine seem abstract. Unlike other years where first-year medical students began their ambulatory care apprenticeships (ACAs) in … Continue reading Vaccine Hesitancy in San Diego Asylum Seekers