Thank you letter from a tripper

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Thank you doctoras for letting me work with you and learn some of the nuances of being a doctor. By letting me into your world, I was able to experience the culture and the people of Nicaragua. The joy I experienced from being able to meet, interact with, and help patients reinforced my desire to become a doctor and can be attributed to your guidance and kindness for the past two weeks. The ability to have hands on experience with patients has really given me an advantage and a knowledge that I can use in the future. I hope to go back to Nicaragua and to see all of you again. And thank you again for a wonderful experience.

 Sincerely,

Sean Treasure

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My favorite non-clinic memory from the trip was getting to know the doctors after clinic sessions. I felt that I learned a lot from them because they were the ones who guided our medical training at all times in the clinic. This is important because they earned my respect in this manner. I also learned that the doctors from Panama are extremely different from the doctors here in the United States. I can say that the doctors from Panama have more wisdom than the doctors over here due to the social level of patients that they deal with in their everyday lives. More so, apart from clinically diagnosing them, Panamanian doctors have a higher probability of diagnosing patient's with psycho-social problems apart from health related issues. Whereas, this is not so common here in North America.- Angela, Junior, Hunter College