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October 7th, 2015

My time as a Muzungu

By Kristen Sessions kristenlse

Jessie* looked like something out of a textbook: bone thin arms, legs puffy with edema, perfectly round stomach, glazed over eyes. As the physician quizzed me on the appropriate treatment for malnutrition, Jessie barely reacted. He looked like the stereotypical “starving African child” I’d seen on ads for this non-profit or that charity fund more […]

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Tags: Africa, Bwindi, Bwindi Community Hospital, International health, Mayo Clinic, Mayo Medical School, Mayo Medical School Blog, Medical School, Medical Student Blog, Medical Students, Meet Mayo Med, Pediatrics


February 4th, 2015

Developing Community Resilience through a Zombie Apocalypse

By Lauren Smith laurenesm

The 4th annual zombie apocalypse simulation, Bounce Day, took place this past fall and gave many medical students first-hand experience on handling a community disaster. As an organizer and participant, I saw the event unfold in a perfect combination of organized chaos that gave me a glimpse into what might actually happen in a real-life […]

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Tags: Bounce Day, Boy Scouts, Community Resilience, Disaster Training, Gamehaven Scout Camp, HADAD, Mayo Clinic, Mayo Medical School, Mayo Medical School Blog, Medical School, Medical Student Blog, Medical Students


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