Transforming How We Think About Global Health Education

Written by Stefan Wheat '18 I sat in the clinic working on the multiplication table problems my mom had assigned me earlier that morning. Working next to the patients waiting to see my parents, I tried not to let myself become distracted by the elderly Nepali women who liked running their grubby old fingers through my blonde hair. When it was a busy day in the clinic and we had to stay late, my dad would give me a writing assignment to pass the time. People would walk for days to visit the clinic my parents ran in Bandipur, in the foothills of the Himalaya. They were the only physicians for nearly a 50 mile radius, so I tended to get a lot of writing assignments.

Strength, Resolve and a “Bedazzled Tuxedo”: Graduating Medical School in Zimbabwe

Written by Adam Ackerman '14 Every medical student makes sacrifices and faces some form of adversity to become a doctor. Whatever sacrifice I made to get to this point pales in comparison to the imposed hardships this entire class was forced to tolerate. I honestly don’t know if I would have made it through under these circumstances. It’s hard to imagine the daily inconvenience and uncertainty they faced, but the strength and resolve the class has shown is a common theme I’ve found in the more inhospitable corners of the world. Whether it’s Haiti or Guatemala or Zimbabwe, people endure.