Kare's Korner

 

May 16, 2019

In one of my final friend profiles, I am so excited to introduce you to my buddy Dr. Lydia Tobia! Dr. Lydia literally has one of the biggest hearts that I know which will serve her well as she will be spending the rest of days taking care of ALL the kids as Pediatricia...

May 11, 2019

Today's entry is a little special because the Doctor that I am going to introduce you to actually did not start her journey at Ross.  My friend, Dr. Yanet Diaz started her medical journey at SABA, another Caribbean medical school, before deciding to transfer to Ro...

May 6, 2019

Now, I am so excited to introduce you to my friend and fellow GW Alum, Dr. Mimi Hamling! Dr. Mimi is a California girl hailing from San Diego and with the exception of a short pitstop in Mizzou, she is pumped to be headed to the Midwest to Cornhusker country where she...

May 2, 2019

It is finally May! Which means that Graduation season is officially here!!! All around the country, graduates of kindergarten, elementary school, middle school, high school, college, graduate programs, professional programs, and most importantly, Medical School, are ge...

May 1, 2019

The Uganda that I came to know was one filled with beautiful rolling green hills, clay dirt roads, one-way highways, majestic lakes, warm days and perfectly temperate evenings.  The Uganda that I came to know was filled with the liveliest streets jampacked with boda bo...

May 1, 2019

(Lugandan word meaning Goodbye)

I initially intended to title this final reflection on my time in Uganda “Amaka” meaning family.  But I had already introduced that word to you all in my reflection about “Home”.  Therefore, although it breaks my heart, I have decided to...

March 27, 2019

(Luganda translation: Teacher)

Although it was not an initial reason for my pursuit of medicine, being able to teach my patients and my peers quickly became a large motivating factor in my quest to becoming a physician.  I have always enjoyed relaying what little knowle...

March 19, 2019

Luganda Words meaning "Home" 

4 weeks down and 2 weeks to go and I am not even close to ready to begin thinking about saying goodbye.  It is hard to believe that we have already been in Uganda for 1 month because although it feels like we just arrived, it also does not...

March 12, 2019

(Direct translation- Women's Day-- but pretty sure not an accurate translation) 

When I heard that International Women’s Day was a public holiday in Uganda, I was initially very jealous!  In a country that has many of the same gender issues that we have back at home, an...

March 3, 2019

Musawo= Healthcare Worker (Doctor, nurse, midwife, etc) in Lugandan

Being completely immersed in a culture that is completely different than your own brings its own set of challenges.  Being completely immersed in a healthcare system that is completely different than yo...

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