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Robert Emeh Alabama St. Student December 18, 2013 Day Eight: Culture Shock Welcome to the jungle. We were finally here. The TPaIDA group members and I had token a boat across the Amazon River to the Amazon jungle. Our purpose for this trip is to visit two villages and...

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Robert Emeh Alabama St. Student December 17, 2013 Day Seven: Adding Gas into My Tank Today was my last rotation at the hospital. My group two members and I were assigned to follow Dr. Maldonado as he made his rounds through the infectious diseases department. In order...

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Robert Emeh Alabama St. Student December 16, 2013 Day Six: A Day I Won’t Forget My Group 2 members and I started our day off at the OBGYN department of the Peruvian hospital. I was looking forward to this day, hoping that I would be blessed with the opportunity to...

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Robert Emeh Alabama St. Student December 15, 2013 Day Five: Social Behavior The night before, Dr. Rolling told the TPaIDA students and me that we were traveling to Belen, one of the poorest, dirtiest districts in Peru. Around 9 in the morning, we all took motor carts...

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Robert Emeh Alabama St. Student December 14, 2013 Day Four: Patience Early in the morning, the group two members and I went with Darlin, our translator, to the neonatal department of the hospital. I was excited to see how the doctors and nurses cared for the newborns....

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Robert Emeh Alabama St. Student December 13. 2013 Day Three: Always Bring You’re A-Game Today I started my clinical work at the Operation Room. Coming in, I thought that my group two members and I would be assisting in a mastectomy, but the doctors had already...

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Robert Emeh Alabama St. Student December 12, 2013 Day Two: This Is Real When my alarm clock went off at 6:00 am, I rolled out of my bed, got on my knees, and said my morning prayer. Since today was the start of clinical rotation, I texted my family and friends to pray...

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Robert Emeh Alabama St. Student December 11, 2013 Day One: The Time is Now We are finally here. My TPaIDA group members and I have finally made it to Iquitos, Peru. Getting off the plane, the warm, tropical climate surprised me, due to the fact that we’re coming from...