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Vanderbilt Medical Students Go Global

Posted by News on Friday, December 21, 2012 in News Posts.

Join us for lunch, and learn about medical students’ recent work in global health as well as future opportunities for Vanderbilt students with partner institutions in Haiti, Guyana, and Kenya.

Sarah Eckhardt meets with women in Lwala, Kenya to discuss views on family planning.

For World On Wednesday on January 23, three globetrotting medical students will share their experiences working abroad this past summer. Join us for lunch and learn about their work in global health as well as future opportunities for Vanderbilt students with partner institutions in Haiti, Guyana, and Kenya.

The School of Medicine’s Emphasis Program is a unique mode of self-directed study that challenges students to identify and investigate important questions in the area of their choosing. Magdalena Dorvil, Adeline Dozois, and Sarah Eckhardt (class of 2015) worked closely with U.S. and international mentors to address significant health challenges in developing countries.

Magdalena Dorvil worked in Petite Riviere de Nippes, Haiti, studying the competence, confidence, and satisfaction of health care staff in diagnosing and treating patients at Visitation Clinic.

Georgetown Public Hospital, in Georgetown, Guyana

Adeline Dozois investigated the burden of MRSA among patients with acute Staph infections and the carriage rate in asymptomatic individuals in geographically distinct regions in Guyana.

Sarah Eckhardt worked in Lwala, Kenya, developing a knowledge-behavior survey to assess attitudes, understanding, and practice regarding family planning.

Wednesday, January 23 at 12 noon
Student Life Center, Lower Level Meeting Room 1 / 2
Presented by World On Wednesday

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