It is the end of my four weeks in Bolivia! I have learned so much about the healthcare as well as the culture during my stay, and this will be my final blog. Thank you to those who have been following along with me 🙂 In my previous blog, I had a picture of Dr. … More What I Have Learned- Bolivian Healthcare and Summative Blog
There’s so much to share! Enjoy 🙂
It’s already our last week at the hospital! This is going to be a long one, so brace yourselves! This week, we were on Nephrology/ General Peds. There were several interesting cases we have seen: 1) A 6 month old girl with Apert’s Syndrome. This is a genetic disorder that causes a premature fusion of … More Winding Down the Last Week
This post is just to share a couple more pictures I haven’t posted yet. They’re from rotations and weekend outings. Enjoy!
Today, Erica, Amina and I visited Hospital de Los Andes which is a maternal and infant hospital about 45 minutes away from where we stay. Thank goodness we were able to catch a ride with Dr. Uribe, the awesome pediatrician that gives us our weekly lectures. We started off with a lecture that talked about … More New Hospital
My second post for the day, I have a lot to catch up on! After our fun weekend, it was back to work again! Erica and I started Neonatology this week… Earlier in the week, however, there was a 48 hour strike. The strike, however, did not affect our rotation on the Neonatology floor. There … More Neonatology
I don’t even know where to begin! It’s been a while since I’ve posted, and it’s because there was no wifi access for several days! But I’m excited to share all we’ve seen and done! Work hard, play hard right? Getting there: Both the bus and train rides were hours long! Not much else to … More Work Hard, Play Hard
The one day strike that occurred earlier this week was successful, as Dr. Salete explained to us that the doctors got what they were asking for. Now, back to work we go! There were several cases we saw yesterday. The first one was a one month old baby boy with Hirschsprung’s Disease. This disease causes … More Back At It Again!
On Monday, we started Pediatric surgery. We met the surgeon who we’ll be working with this week, and I could tell he will be great to work with and learn from. He is a far cry from the ‘typical’ surgeon: he’s very kind, patient, and humble. The surgery we saw was an orchiopexy, a procedure … More New Week, New Adventures
And the wonderful weekend continues! On Saturday, our host mom took us downtown where there are many old style homes as well as markets and tons of art galleries. She also took us to Plaza Murillo, which is the political hub of La Paz and the location of the Presidential Palace. Today, we went to … More Easter Weekend