Sunday, July 23, 2006

Volunteer


One of the many exciting aspects of this career I have chosen is the universal desireability of my skills in volunteer projects. Even now, I'm setting up my fourth year, and it turns out that as a medical student, I can get academic credit for going to Mongolia, or Peru, or Nepal or any of a dozen other exotic locations. Not only that, but in travelling there I will not be a tourist solely, but will also get the opportunity to contribute in a meaningful way to the lives of the people there. So, I've spent the last hour or so sending emails, and we'll see where I end up heading if this pans out.

3 comments:

Zwerver said...

It's so true! There will always be a demand for your skills in every part of the world, and on mission trips and the like. I hope this works out for you.

medstudentitis said...

I LOVE thsi aspect of medicine. Absolutely positively. A friend of mine just got back from delivering 1000000 babies in Kenya (ok, maybe not that many, but quite a few) who were breech or HIV+ or needed specialty care that the village midwives couldn't offer and I'm stoked to go do something like that myself one day.

Nathan said...

I certainly hope it works out too. And medstudentitis, if you are interested in going to India or Belize in April, let me know. The lady I've been speaking with wanted to know if I could get a group of students together to do this. My email is in my profile, and I can send you her info.