Travel Blogs from Mortera
... with my friends on the beach for the last time, have a few well deserved drinks, talk with Avi (from UIowa) about MCAT and premed course work, walk on the most jagged rocks I think I've ever been on, get sunburned on my legs (AGAIN), take some embarrassingly ridiculous selfies, interrupt a game of rugby between Spaniards, and get lost in the beauty of my favorite place in the north of Tenerife. I didn't want to leave the beach, but I really needed to get back home to put on ...
... baby and giving her permission to discharge. It was actually very heartwarming to see such a happy couple receive good news from Laura; dire situations like this one--where an extremely premature pregnancy is forced to happen--don't always end well, but it looks like this one did!
The rest of the patients were either hypertensive, recovering from labor or experiencing abnormal pains associated with pregnancy/post-pregnancy. I got to see A LOT of very ...
... so when he/she tries to translate for the physician, certain ideas get lost. I realized this week that by becoming a doctor, I am taking on a much bigger responsibility than most people can handle: to understand my patients and communicate to them the way they can understand. Hopefully my French and Spanish come in handy to this end, but regardless, there is a way to speak to patients, and as a doctor, I will need to master this communication.
... their time with drinks or food at the local cafe of their choice. the bus dropped us near a small harbour which although well constructed against the worst moods of the Atlantic ocean was clearly made for the local fishing fleet. Alas it now held a few boats and yachts for the richer incoming flood of tourists and escapees from more northern countries. The towns name is Playa San Juan and although I thoroughly enjoyed the harbour, the thing which really made ...
... trip, and since it's been awhile since any of us have had semi-American food, we all dug in.
The next morning, we went on a hike in a northern part of the island called Teno--a mountainous region. Since we were at such a high elevation, the vegetation was very similar to that of deserts--all kinds of cactus and weird flowers/shrubs that only grow in places where water is in short supply. The views from the trail were totally amazing; we were right on the edge of the ...
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