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4 Residents Join MEDICO Team in Jalapa, Nicaragua

the following entry was submitted by Kimara Gustafson, 3rd year pediatrics resident

The team reviewing chest x-rays and EKGs for pre-op patients

Bienvenidos a Nicaragua

We have all arrived safe and sound, and survived our first week. After spending one night in the capital city, Managua, we took a slightly nauseating 5-hour car ride north to Jalapa, a city just south of the Honduran border.

There are 4 pediatric residents (myself, Chris Jarosch, Christa Miller, and Megan Baxter) and a nurse, Jane, as part of the pre-team. The larger group arrives on Sunday.
This week we have been completing pre-op exams in preparation for the surgeon's arrival.  We have seen approximately 60 patients and have nearly 30 scheduled for surgery.
In our free time, we've explored the town's public pool, ice cream shop and Internet cafe.

Bili bed constructed by previous residents on this rotation

The OR at our hospital in Jalapa

Our hotel