Students from the UMass Medical School (UMMS) have opportunities to benefit from global health experiences in settings outside the United States throughout their time of enrollment. Global health experiences include opportunities in clinical medicine, research, public health, community service, as well as cultural and language training. This website contains trip reports of the previous experiences of UMMS medical students. You can search by using the Search box in the upper left, or Browse by Country or by Region using the drop-down menus.

Basic trip information (student's year of medical school, host institution, region, dates of travel) is available to anyone using the Internet. Complete trip reports are available for download for UMass Medical School users only; when off campus you will need to enter your UMMS Library barcode and proxy password. See the library website for information on off-campus access (proxy).

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Trip Reports from 2018

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Bolivia, Alyssa Stetson
Year of Visit: 2018
Host Institution: Instituto para el Desarrollo Humano
Year of Medical School at Time of Visit: Summer between FOM1 and FOM2

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China, Lucinda Chiu
Year of Visit: 2018
Host Institution: Peking University Health Sciences Center
Year of Medical School at Time of Visit: Summer between FOM1 and FOM2

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China, Lucy Li
Year of Visit: 2018
Host Institution: West China University
Year of Medical School at Time of Visit: 4th year (AS)

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China, Alan Xie
Year of Visit: 2018
Host Institution: West China Hospital
Year of Medical School at Time of Visit: Summer between FOM1 and FOM2

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Germany, Rhonda L. McFleder
Year of Visit: 2018
Host Institution: Julius-Maximilians-Universität Würzburg
Year of Medical School at Time of Visit: 4th year (AS)

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India, Julie Hugunin
Year of Visit: 2018
Host Institution: Charutar Arogya Mandal
Year of Medical School at Time of Visit: Summer between FOM1 and FOM2

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India, Aniket Pandya
Year of Visit: 2018
Host Institution: Charautar Arogya Mandal
Year of Medical School at Time of Visit: Summer between FOM1 and FOM2

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Kenya, Anushay Mistry
Year of Visit: 2018
Host Institution: Kenya Medical Research Institute (KEMRI)
Year of Medical School at Time of Visit: Summer between FOM1 and FOM2

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Spain, Renata Dalla Costa
Year of Visit: 2018
Host Institution: Hispania Escuela de Español
Year of Medical School at Time of Visit: 4th year (AS)

Trip Reports from 2015

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India, Melinda J. Palma
Year of Visit: 2015
Host Institution: Himalayan Health Exchange India
Year of Medical School at Time of Visit: 4th year (AS)

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Turkey, Zehra Beyza Omer
Year of Visit: 2015
Host Institution: Istunbul University-Faculty of Medicine; Istanbul, Turkey
Year of Medical School at Time of Visit: 3rd year (CCE)

Trip Reports from 2014

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Guatemala, Anne Barnard
Year of Visit: 2014
Host Institution: Quetzaltrekkers Guatemala
Year of Medical School at Time of Visit: 4th year (AS)

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Japan, Lily Chen
Year of Visit: 2014
Host Institution: The Jikei University School of Medicine (Japan)
Year of Medical School at Time of Visit: 4th year (AS)

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Jordan, Justin A. Caramiciu
Year of Visit: 2014
Host Institution: University of Jordan, Amman, Jordan
Year of Medical School at Time of Visit: 5th year

Trip Reports from 2013

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Albania, Aida Shkreta
Year of Visit: 2013
Host Institution: Mother Teresa Hospital Tirana-Albania (Qendra Spitalore Universitare Nene Tereza)
Year of Medical School at Time of Visit: 2nd year (FOM2)

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Argentina, Arianne Baker
Year of Visit: 2013
Host Institution: Verbum Spanish School, Buenos Aires, Argentina
Year of Medical School at Time of Visit: FOM1

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Argentina, Robert Day
Year of Visit: 2013
Host Institution: Hospital de las Clinicas, Argentina
Year of Medical School at Time of Visit: 4th year (AS)

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Australia, Julia Ciampa
Year of Visit: 2013
Host Institution: Children's Hospital Westmead, Australia
Year of Medical School at Time of Visit: 4th year (AS)

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China, Amy Kwok
Year of Visit: 2013
Host Institution: West China Hospital, Sichuan University, China
Year of Medical School at Time of Visit: 2nd year (FOM2)

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China, Ye Li
Year of Visit: 2013
Host Institution: West China Hospital, Chengdu, China
Year of Medical School at Time of Visit: 2nd year (FOM2)

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China, Khanh Pham
Year of Visit: 2013
Host Institution: West China Hospital and Medical School of Sichuan University
Year of Medical School at Time of Visit: FOM1

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China, Elizabeth A. Yu
Year of Visit: 2013
Host Institution: Shanghai Pulmonary Hospital affiliated with Tongji Medical University, Shanghai, China
Year of Medical School at Time of Visit: 4th year (AS)

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Costa Rica, Inna Baran
Year of Visit: 2013
Host Institution: San Vito, Costa Rica
Year of Medical School at Time of Visit: 4th year (AS)

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Costa Rica, Elise Bognanno
Year of Visit: 2013
Host Institution: Costa Rica, CPI School of language
Year of Medical School at Time of Visit: 4th year (AS)

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Costa Rica, Rachel Cannon
Year of Visit: 2013
Host Institution: San Vito, Costa Rica
Year of Medical School at Time of Visit: 4th year (AS)

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Costa Rica, Jacquelyn Chambers
Year of Visit: 2013
Host Institution: San Vito, Costa Rica
Year of Medical School at Time of Visit: 4th year (AS)

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Costa Rica, Andrew Chandler
Year of Visit: 2013
Host Institution: San Vito, Costa Rica
Year of Medical School at Time of Visit: 4th year (AS)

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Costa Rica, Michael Epstein
Year of Visit: 2013
Host Institution: San Vito, Costa Rica
Year of Medical School at Time of Visit: 4th year (AS)

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Costa Rica, Kayla Mahoney
Year of Visit: 2013
Host Institution: San Vito, Costa Rica with Dr. Ortiz
Year of Medical School at Time of Visit: 2nd year (FOM2)

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Costa Rica, Reuth Nir
Year of Visit: 2013
Host Institution: Dr. Ortiz's House in San Vito, Coto Brus, Puntarenas, Costa Rica
Year of Medical School at Time of Visit: 2nd year (FOM2)

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Costa Rica, Alexander Shapeton
Year of Visit: 2013
Host Institution: San Vito, Costa Rica
Year of Medical School at Time of Visit: 4th year (AS)

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Costa Rica, Hilary White
Year of Visit: 2013
Host Institution: Monteverde & Playa Flamingo, Costa Rica
Year of Medical School at Time of Visit: 4th year (AS)

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Ecuador, Robert Day
Year of Visit: 2013
Host Institution: Montanita Spanish School, Ecuador
Year of Medical School at Time of Visit: 4th year (AS)

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Ecuador, Molly Storer
Year of Visit: 2013
Host Institution: Hospital del Nino Francisco de Icaza Bustamante in Guayaquil, Ecuador
Year of Medical School at Time of Visit: 2nd year (FOM2)

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Equatorial New Guinea, Daniel Frank
Year of Visit: 2013
Host Institution: Bata General Hospital, Equatorial New Guinea
Year of Medical School at Time of Visit: 4th year (AS)

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France, Rebecca A. Compton
Year of Visit: 2013
Host Institution: MICEFA Summer Program in Medicine and Public Health; Paris, France
Year of Medical School at Time of Visit: 2nd year (FOM2)

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France, Melanie Dubois
Year of Visit: 2013
Host Institution: Hopital Tenon, Paris, France
Year of Medical School at Time of Visit: 2nd year (FOM2)

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Guatemala, Reem A. Abu-Libdeh
Year of Visit: 2013
Host Institution: Private doctor's office and San Pedro Spanish School, Guatemala
Year of Medical School at Time of Visit: 2nd year (FOM2)

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India, Meg Davis
Year of Visit: 2013
Host Institution: Himalayan Health Exchange, India
Year of Medical School at Time of Visit: 4th year (AS)

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India, Robert Day
Year of Visit: 2013
Host Institution: Ghai Hospital, Delhi, India
Year of Medical School at Time of Visit: 4th year (AS)

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Ireland, Daniel Collins
Year of Visit: 2013
Host Institution: Waterford Regional Hospital, Ireland
Year of Medical School at Time of Visit: 4th year (AS)

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Israel, Alyssa Finn
Year of Visit: 2013
Host Institution: Family Medical Center - Wolfson, Jerusalem, Israel
Year of Medical School at Time of Visit: 4th year (AS)

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Kenya, Robert Day
Year of Visit: 2013
Host Institution: Coptic Hospital, Nairobi, Kenya
Year of Medical School at Time of Visit: 4th year (AS)

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Kenya and Rwanda, Max Fraden
Year of Visit: 2013
Host Institution: Kenya and Rwanda
Year of Medical School at Time of Visit: 4th year (AS)

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Nepal, Robert Day
Year of Visit: 2013
Host Institution: Scheer Memorial Hospital, Banepa, Nepal
Year of Medical School at Time of Visit: 4th year (AS)

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Nicaragua, Samantha Alonso
Year of Visit: 2013
Host Institution: UNAN Leon, Nicaragua
Year of Medical School at Time of Visit: 2nd year (FOM2)

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Nicaragua, Alison Lima
Year of Visit: 2013
Host Institution: Somoto, Madriz, Nicaragua
Year of Medical School at Time of Visit: 4th year (AS)

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Nigeria, Adedamola Adepoju
Year of Visit: 2013
Host Institution: University College Hospital, lbadan, Nigeria
Year of Medical School at Time of Visit: 4th year (AS)

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Peru, Cecilia L. Doddi
Year of Visit: 2013
Host Institution: Cusco, Peru
Year of Medical School at Time of Visit: 5th year

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Peru, Patricia L. Pringle
Year of Visit: 2013
Host Institution: Peru: lquitos and various jungle villages
Year of Medical School at Time of Visit: 4th year (AS)

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Russian Federation, Sean S. Smirnov
Year of Visit: 2013
Host Institution: Federal Almazov Heart, Blood and Endocrinology Centre, Russia
Year of Medical School at Time of Visit: 3rd year (CCE)

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Senegal, Kerry Rees
Year of Visit: 2013
Host Institution: ACI - Africa Consultants International, Baobab Center - Dakar, Senegal
Year of Medical School at Time of Visit: 4th year (AS)

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Sierra Leone, Benjamin Adler
Year of Visit: 2013
Host Institution: NarSarah Clinic, Sierra Leone
Year of Medical School at Time of Visit: 2nd year (FOM2)

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South Africa, Sriya Avadhani
Year of Visit: 2013
Host Institution: Chris Hani Baragwanath Hospital, Soweto, South Africa
Year of Medical School at Time of Visit: 4th year (AS)

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South Africa, Stuart Murray
Year of Visit: 2013
Host Institution: Chris Hani Baragwanath Hospital, Johannesburg, South Africa
Year of Medical School at Time of Visit: 4th year (AS)

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South Africa, David Wang
Year of Visit: 2013
Host Institution: Chris Hani Baragwanath Hospital, Johannesburg, South Africa
Year of Medical School at Time of Visit: 4th year (AS)

Trip Reports from 2012

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Argentina, Diana Thyssen
Year of Visit: 2012
Host Institution: Hospital Universitario Fundacion Favaloro, Buenos Aires, Capital Federal, Argentina
Year of Medical School at Time of Visit: 2nd year (FOM2)

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China, Andrea Posa
Year of Visit: 2012
Host Institution: Kunming Children's Hospital, China
Year of Medical School at Time of Visit: 4th year (AS)

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Costa Rica, Daniel Frank
Year of Visit: 2012
Host Institution: Intercultura Language Center, Samara, Costa Rica
Year of Medical School at Time of Visit: 4th year (AS)

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Costa Rica, Amanda Gonsalves
Year of Visit: 2012
Host Institution: San Jose, Costa Rica
Year of Medical School at Time of Visit: 2nd year (FOM2)

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Costa Rica, Dylan Perry
Year of Visit: 2012
Host Institution: San Vito, Costa Rica
Year of Medical School at Time of Visit: FOM1

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Costa Rica, Kyle C. Wu
Year of Visit: 2012
Host Institution: San Jose, Costa Rica
Year of Medical School at Time of Visit: 2nd year (FOM2)

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Ecuador, Carolyn Buckley
Year of Visit: 2012
Host Institution: Unidad de San Patronato Hospital del Sur, Quito, Ecuador
Year of Medical School at Time of Visit: 2nd year (FOM2)

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Ecuador, Prachi Godiwala
Year of Visit: 2012
Host Institution: Interhealth South America, Quito, Ecuador
Year of Medical School at Time of Visit: 2nd year (FOM2)

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Ecuador, Joshua Kahane
Year of Visit: 2012
Host Institution: Farming and Culture Immersion - Ecuador (San Juan Bosco)
Year of Medical School at Time of Visit: 2nd year (FOM2)

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El Salvador, Matthew Baron
Year of Visit: 2012
Host Institution: El Pital, Lourdes Colon, La Libertad
Year of Medical School at Time of Visit: 2nd year (FOM2)

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France, Oliver Gregory
Year of Visit: 2012
Host Institution: Hopital Avicenne, Paris, France
Year of Medical School at Time of Visit: 5th year

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Guatemala, Eric Evan-Browning
Year of Visit: 2012
Host Institution: MAA Spanish Language School, Quetzaltenango, Guatemala
Year of Medical School at Time of Visit: 2nd year (FOM2)

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India, Jonathan Barry
Year of Visit: 2012
Host Institution: Christian Medical College, Vellore, India
Year of Medical School at Time of Visit: 2nd year (FOM2)

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India, Andrea Posa
Year of Visit: 2012
Host Institution: Himalayan Health Exchange, Himachal Pradesh, India
Year of Medical School at Time of Visit: 4th year (AS)

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Kenya, Geoffrey C. Buckle MPH
Year of Visit: 2012
Host Institution: Kisumu, Kenya
Year of Medical School at Time of Visit: 2nd year (FOM2)

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Madagascar, Caleb J. Dresser
Year of Visit: 2012
Host Institution: Mada Clinics, Madagascar
Year of Medical School at Time of Visit: 2nd year (FOM2)

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Nicaragua, Josiah T. Bote
Year of Visit: 2012
Host Institution: Leon Spanish School, Leon, Nicaragua
Year of Medical School at Time of Visit: 2nd year (FOM2)

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Nicaragua, Amos Lichtman
Year of Visit: 2012
Host Institution: San Juan del Sur, Nicaragua
Year of Medical School at Time of Visit: 2nd year (FOM2)

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Tanzania, Emily McCoy
Year of Visit: 2012
Host Institution: Upendo Children's Home, Moshi, Tanzania
Year of Medical School at Time of Visit: 2nd year (FOM2)

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Thailand, Andrea Posa
Year of Visit: 2012
Host Institution: Mae Tao Clinic, Mae Sot, Tak Thailand
Year of Medical School at Time of Visit: 4th year (AS)

Trip Reports from 2011

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Albania, Debora Afezolli
Year of Visit: 2011
Host Institution: Tirane, Albania: Mother Theresa Hospital Center, Maternity Hospital of Tirana
Year of Medical School at Time of Visit: 2nd year (FOM2)

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Brazil, Sumathia Narayana
Year of Visit: 2011
Host Institution: Salvador, BA Brazil
Year of Medical School at Time of Visit: 2nd year (FOM2)

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Chile, Pearl Houghteling
Year of Visit: 2011
Host Institution: Fundacion Instituto de la Mujer: Purisima 251, Recoleta, Santiago, Chile Colectivo sin Fronteras: Barnechea 320, Independencia, Santiago, Chile
Year of Medical School at Time of Visit: 2nd year (FOM2)

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China, Jennifer Fantasia
Year of Visit: 2011
Host Institution: International Clinic of Qingdao, China
Year of Medical School at Time of Visit: 2nd year (FOM2)

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Costa Rica, Aimee Falardeau
Year of Visit: 2011
Host Institution: Intercultura Language School
Year of Medical School at Time of Visit: 4th year (AS)

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Costa Rica, Kendall Johnson
Year of Visit: 2011
Host Institution: San Vito, Costa Rica
Year of Medical School at Time of Visit: 4th year (AS)

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Dominican Republic, Ejiroghene Onos
Year of Visit: 2011
Host Institution: La Romana, Dominican Republic
Year of Medical School at Time of Visit: 4th year (AS)

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Ecuador, Aaron Harman
Year of Visit: 2011
Host Institution: Cuenca, Ecuador
Year of Medical School at Time of Visit: 4th year (AS)

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Ecuador, Maria Keiras
Year of Visit: 2011
Host Institution: CEDEI, Cuenca, Ecuador
Year of Medical School at Time of Visit: 4th year (AS)

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Ecuador, SaraGrace Reynolds
Year of Visit: 2011
Host Institution: San Juan Bosco, Ecuador
Year of Medical School at Time of Visit: 2nd year (FOM2)

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Ethiopia, Hirut Fassil
Year of Visit: 2011
Host Institution: Black Lion Hospital, Ethiopia
Year of Medical School at Time of Visit: 2nd year (FOM2)

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Ghana, Raymond Lee
Year of Visit: 2011
Host Institution: Blue-Med Africa, Ghana
Year of Medical School at Time of Visit: 2nd year (FOM2)

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Ghana, Nana Adoma Owusu-Nyamekye
Year of Visit: 2011
Host Institution: Korle bu Teaching Hospital, Ghana
Year of Medical School at Time of Visit: 4th year (AS)

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Ghana, Andrea Posa
Year of Visit: 2011
Host Institution: Children Better Way in the Buduburam Liberian Refugee Settlement, Ghana
Year of Medical School at Time of Visit: 2nd year (FOM2)

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Guatemala, Amanda Bernier
Year of Visit: 2011
Host Institution: I.C.A. Spanish School, Guatemala
Year of Medical School at Time of Visit: 2nd year (FOM2)

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Guatemala, Rachel Cannon
Year of Visit: 2011
Host Institution: Miguel Angel Astaurius Spanish School
Year of Medical School at Time of Visit: 2nd year (FOM2)

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Guatemala, Malessa Rodriguez Dias
Year of Visit: 2011
Host Institution: Quetzaltenango (Xela), Guatemala
Year of Medical School at Time of Visit: FOM1

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Guatemala, Nihal Patel
Year of Visit: 2011
Host Institution: Pop Wuj, Guatemala
Year of Medical School at Time of Visit: 4th year (AS)

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India, Ashil Gosalia
Year of Visit: 2011
Host Institution: TC Tolia’s Acupuncture Center in India
Year of Medical School at Time of Visit: 4th year (AS)

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India, Whitney Hendrickson
Year of Visit: 2011
Host Institution: Pune, India
Year of Medical School at Time of Visit: 2nd year (FOM2)

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India, Jessica Masiero
Year of Visit: 2011
Host Institution: Maternal and Child Health through Child Family Health International-India
Year of Medical School at Time of Visit: 2nd year (FOM2)

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Ireland, Brett Carroll
Year of Visit: 2011
Host Institution: Beaumont Hospital
Year of Medical School at Time of Visit: 4th year (AS)

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Ireland, Anthony Porter
Year of Visit: 2011
Host Institution: Royal College of Surgeons, Ireland
Year of Medical School at Time of Visit: 4th year (AS)

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Malawi, Reza Hosseini Ghomi
Year of Visit: 2011
Host Institution: MaiKhanda (organization), Malawi
Year of Medical School at Time of Visit: 2nd year (FOM2)