Thank You Letter

Dear Dr. Rolling I would like to take the opportunity to thank you for admitting me to the Tropical Pathology and Infectious Disease Association program this winter. My experience with you and the doctors you had me shadowing was extremely rewarding. In addition to...

Lauren June

I believe every student that this program leaves with a different experience that impacts them.  For some in my group, it was being in the room while watching mothers give natural-born births, assisting in and/or viewing some remarkable surgeries, walking through the...

Eric Walker Jr.

August 1, 2013 I left Baltimore 7:00am 7/31/13 and arrived in Fort Lauderdale 9:45am. I left Fort Lauderdale 5:40pm and got to Lima Peru around 11pm, but picked up an hour from the time difference. It was the first time I’d ever gone through customs and I was confused...

Cusco

Monday July 11, 2011 After traveling for two days, I arrive in Cusco at 8am. I was immediately rushed to the hospital to accompany the gynecologist on his rounds. He discussed the patient’s history and had me touch the patient in order for me to understand his...

Cassie

12/19/10 TPAIDA Blog As I am writing this, I am sitting in yet another airport trying to get home after spending a week in Cusco, Peru. Over the course of this trip, I have spent 5 days in airports and travelled thousands of miles to get from my home in Salt Lake...

Brandon

Let me begin by saying that I had absolutely no intention of traveling to Peru with TPaIDA when walking into Dr. Rolling’s lecture. I went to his presentation only because my biology professor promised extra credit for those who attended.  Now I’m writing a blog about...

Christopher Ruvalcaba

My life changing experience in Peru It was August 3rd 1:30 AM we weren’t scheduled to practice suturing until the next day. Me and my group were doing our rounds in the ER at Iquitos hospital and we were observing a nurse suture up a patient that had a gruesome open...

Tabatha Poonpurmsiri

Tabitha Getting out of the Boat Journey to Peru Challenged &Changed   Tuesday December 11, 2013- Saturday December 22, 2013 Tuesday December 11 The time is now 9:26 am. Touchdown. I finally made it to Iquitos,Peru three airplanes removed. While I was on the...

Robert Emeh

Robert Emeh Alabama St. Student December 20, 2013 Day Ten: I Am Thankful My last day in Iquitos. This is bittersweet. I am ready to go home and spend the rest of my Christmas break with my family, but it’s sad leaving behind people who you have grown close to. I’m in...

Robert Emeh

Robert Emeh Alabama St. Student December 19, 2010 Day Nine: Reflection I woke up in my cabin bed around 6 in the morning, and ate breakfast with my TPaIDA group members shortly after. Before heading back to Iquitos, we were all going to make one last stop to the zoo....