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... up being such a great experience; though I began this trip very uneasy about the lack of structure and support in teaching, it ended up being for the best, because Ashley and I were able to plan classes the way we wanted to instead of having to follow strict rules and curricula. I had an awesome last day, and I'm so glad I made the decision to go.
After Base5, we all headed back to the residencia real quick to grab some warm clothes and a few blankets; our final excursion ...
Week 5 is here! I can't believe how fast this whole experience has gone by! It feels like just yesterday I was anxiously running around the airport hopelessly trying to make it to my terminal on time, and now here I am running around La Laguna as if it were my home town.
For my final week, I'm in the Gynecology unit with one of the session A fellows, Mary Hunter. Today was our first day, and I have to say that I'm more excited for the specialty now than ...
... 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.
... village with an ice cream shop, cheese store and park to chill in. We had an awesome time, and I took way more pictures than I needed to. Although the views from the mountain were breathtaking and the village was sick, I think the highlight of the day was lunch. The coordinators anticipated more of us coming on the hike (there are about 40 in our group now, and only about 14 people showed up), so they ordered more food than necessary. We started with a lot of bread, then ...
... the same as in the US. They are still jacks of all trades, and they often work with outpatients. What surprised me was the unit in the hospital, because I have never heard of inpatient internal medicine before--in fact, I don't know if it exists in the United States, at least not as internal medicine. I don't know how to characterize or differentiate these patients from others in the hospital, but essentially the patients we've been seeing all have ...
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TravelPod Member ReviewsCatalonia Punta del Rey Las Caletillas
23rd December 2013 - 9 Days
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