The time I spent in Ghana with Blue Med
Africa was unforgettable to say the least. Richard and the rest of the staff are extremely friendly, and I saw a dedication to their community in them that is admirable, inspiring, and hard to come by. As a medical student, Blue Med
Africa truly offered each part of an international trip that I was hoping for - time in the hospital, community outreach, and travel on the weekends! Richard and his team worked with each student to tailor the program to what he/she was really interested in and always kept us busy, whether it was bandaging wounds at the cured lepers' village, playing with the children at the orphanage, or shadowing in the hospital - we were always doing something and going somewhere!
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Name: Ezra Margolin
Institution: Columbia College of Physicians & Surgeons
My experience working with Blue-Med was exciting, eye-opening, and inspiring. It was exciting to travel half way around the world to a continent I had never been before. It was eye-opening to see a culture completely different from my own -- in language, race, religion, diet, and art. I climbed mountains, hiked to waterfalls, bought West African clothes, ate banku, and fed bananas to monkeys. I saw rural communities that were undeveloped and impoverished, with little access to food and no access to medical care. It was inspiring to see the positive impact that Blue-Med had on these people's lives.
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