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  1. pasforglobalhealth

    Student Corner: Lessons Learned From International Travel

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    Becoming a PA has not always been a clear cut career for me. However, after three years since my college graduation, it became evident that this was the path for me. For many years I have had a desire to be involved in international health. Specifically in medical mission trips combined with health education. I am a strong believer that medicine without knowledge and application of that knowledge will not go far when the ultimate goal is to help medically deprived communities. This idea can also be applied to the general public as well. This dream has...
  2. Emily Pilachowski PA-S

    A Student’s View: Guatemala

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    Alysha Wilson, Arcadia University Interview by: Emily Pilachowski, PA-S This article was featured in the Nexus Newsletter June 2012 Alysha Wilson is a recent graduate from Arcadia University. During her clinical rotations she went to Guatemala for one month in the winter of 2011. She worked with Hearts in Motion, a group that does a number of health related projects in Central America. For more information about this group, visit . What did you do to prepare yourself for your trip and was it useful? I didn't do much to prepare for my trip because I was so busy with studying for school beforehand....
  3. pasforglobalhealth

    A Student’s View: Puerto Plata Province, The Dominican Republic

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    House calls are not just a thing of the past. This is just one of the things I learned from my month in the Puerto Plata province of the Dominican Republic (DR) this spring during my global health clinical rotation. It rained daily the first week as we walked in the muddy dirt streets on the way to the villages to see patients, and I vividly remember some of the sights that we passed. A dead dog on the side of the road one morning. Half-naked children playing in the mud. A woman walking with a massive bowl of peanuts balanced precariously on...
  4. Eric Holden

    Packing for Disaster Deployment

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        The key to packing for any disaster response is the “go bag”. The basic concept is that you have a pre-packed bag which includes essentials you would need for a response to any environment. Items such as: toiletries sunscreen personal medical equipment (stethoscope, oto-ophthalmosccope, trauma shears) headlamp and extra batteries. Will be the same wherever you go. The only variables will be the climate in the area you are going to and the degree of independence from others you will experience. Background As a lifelong hiker and backpacker I have a shelf in my basement...