WOW: Vanderbilt Medical Students Go Global
1/23/2013, 12:00 pm
World On Wednesday
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.
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.