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Jennifer Bowen

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Jennifer Bowen is an alumna of MGH Institute of Health Professions.

 

Blog Posts by Jennifer Bowen

Jan 5, 2015

Day Three: Good Samaritan Hospital

IMG_4817 The surgical team consists of doctors, nurses and techs. Here, they gather together to discuss patient care. Collaboration at its finest!

 

Today our team was up, dressed and ready for breakfast at 7 am. After gulping down a surprisingly delicious breakfast porridge, the surgical team (myself included) headed for Good Samaritan...Read more

https://www.mghihp.edu/blog/day-three-good-samaritan-hospital
Jan 6, 2015

Day Four: En La Escuela

Several months ago, we had our first team meeting to discuss this trip. I remember learning about the bateys and I developed my own preconceptions of what they'd be like. I even found myself feeling a little bit nervous about what I might see during my travels. First and foremost, I was nervous about the possible lack of restrooms. I imagined myself out in the fields with a roll of toilet paper and an army of animals around me. I was also nervous about meeting the people we would serve....Read more

https://www.mghihp.edu/blog/day-four-en-la-escuela
Jan 8, 2015

Day Six: Batey Verde

Day six is my favorite day, so far, in this journey. I think I needed a few days to "warm up" and by day six, I finally found my groove. I felt confident in myself and in our team. Further, interacting with the people we were serving came more naturally. I spent most of the day taking blood pressures so that I could greet patients as they entered the clinic. My Spanish had improved to the point where I could say "hello", "how are you?", "thank you" and "wait there for the doctor". I know...Read more

https://www.mghihp.edu/blog/day-six-batey-verde