Did you work, volunteer or do an internship in health care abroad? Click on "Comment" and tell us about it. Where were you? What did you do? How does this experience fit into your long-term academic and professional plans? Did you see health issues abroad that you would not expect to see in the United States? What were they? Where?
One can be a prolific reader of literature regarding healthcare disparities in developing countries, but once one touches this firsthand they can be profoundly moved. When confronted with a five-year-old villager whose teeth are so filled with cavities that he can barely eat, one cannot help but be moved, moved nearly to tears.
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I had the opportunity to work on some research in Senegal in West Africa over the summer of 2006. I spent much of my time in Dakar, the capital city, but I also got to travel to some other parts of the country during my nine week stay. I was investigating public health services available to people living with HIV/AIDS and I was working with associations of people living with AIDS.
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