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Emma Bloom ’18 – International Medical Aid in Mombasa, Kenya (3/3)

For my last blog, I will speak more about how I found this internship and how the Summer Experience Fund helped me get to Kenya. As a pre-med student with a passion for travel, I knew that I wanted to … Continue reading

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Emma Bloom ’18 – International Medical Aid in Mombasa, Kenya (2/3)

In addition to the clinical experience I am gaining, I have also had the opportunity to learn a great deal about the public health concerns facing Kenya and the world. Although I am inspired by the physicians and patients I … Continue reading

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Emma Bloom ’18 – International Medical Aid in Mombasa, Kenya (1/3)

I am writing from Mombasa, Kenya where I am interning with International Medical Aid, a nonprofit organization aiming to provide sustainable medical support to underserved populations. At Skidmore, I majored in neuroscience and ultimately discovered my passion for medicine. Here … Continue reading

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Siyethemba Dlamini ’21, Phumelela Project, Swaziland (Part 3)

As this is my final blog, I would like to reflect on my expectations versus the reality of parts of my internship. I would say all in all, my internship did not go the way I thought it would, it … Continue reading

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Siyethemba Dlamini ’21, Phumelela Project, Swaziland (Part 2)

A good part of my time at Phumelela Project was spent on the road with the in-house counsellor. Phumelela Project has an effective outreach program, as such, our clients were spread out all across the country. Since most of them … Continue reading

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