Travel Blogs from Vizcaya
... perfect way for me to end my trip here on the island. Yesterday actually started out somewhat more complicated than I would have liked, since my phone charger has been broken for about a week and my phone died the night before. I ended up not being able to set an alarm and wake up on time, so I was unfortunately unable to shadow in Gynecology that day. The reason I'm not completely disappointed about this is because I realized that all I was going to see was more Cesarian Sections ...
... awake. It seemed that some of the other residents were having similar problems.
After the session was over, we ran down to the other hospital with three residents to see a very quick presentation all residents were required to attend. We only caught the last five or ten minutes of it, and again I was so tired that I didn't make much of an effort to understand anything. After our residents signed their attendance sheet, we ran back up to el ...
... 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.
... customs, into a taxi to arrive at Tony's apartment on Palm Beach. I had achieved the journey out and felt good. My gratitude to everyone who helped is beyond words and with a special 'thank you' to the wheelchair angel at Tenerife South airport who managed to clear a speedy flight path through crowds of passengers with her verbal beep beeping and deliver me from aircraft to taxi in record time.
Our first day on the island was spent exploring ...
This weekend we had the Session A people show up. They're fellows who decided to only take two weeks out of their summer for the internship, so they'll be leaving with all of us next weekend. About eight new students arrived, and they're all pretty cool! It was nice to spend one of our best weekends of the trip with them and see some new parts of the island.
On Saturday we all got in our big coach bus and traveled down to the south for the beach. The beach was called ...
- Continental Breakfast
- Free High-Speed Internet
- Wheelchair accessibility
- Free parking
- Pets allowed