Surgery in China

I am, by no means, a surgery keener. I have, for the sake of “trying it”, managed to do one surgery observership during my first year of medical school. My memories of this afternoon include spending four hours standing behind the surgeon, resident and several nurses, wearing 10 lbs of lead and a mask that

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The Global Health Experience

Travelling to China this summer as part of a global health initiative was about a lot more than building international relationships for the future, or learning about China’s healthcare system. It was about a lot more than participating in clinical observerships, or trying to adapt and communicate in an unfamiliar environment; or even about gaining

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Golden Key – An Organization Dedicated to the Education of the Visually Impaired in China

This summer, four classmates and I visited several non-governmental organizations (NGOs) during our five-week trip to China as part of the Medical Student’s Initiative in China (MSIC). These NGOs were often faced with many challenges including difficulty in securing funding, entrenched cultural attitudes, and problems faced by the sheer size of the population they wish

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