Think globally, act locally

I was lucky to have the opportunity to travel and work on a global health project in Ethiopia this summer, but now that getting back to medical school means no more time to work internationally, I...

Ethiopia photo journal

Here are a few snapshots of my life in Gimbie. A foreigner toting around a camera creates quite the spectacle in town, but I wanted to try and capture a bit of my day-to-day experience: the people...

Report from Ethiopia: Expect the unexpected

My charge this summer was to learn about local health care capacity with regard to pregnancy and delivery—pretty broad goals, but Dr. Nardos and I decided to try to administer two surveys: one for...

“Fayaada” from Ethiopia!

Fayaada! (that’s the beginning of a greeting in Oromifa, and one of the most useful words I’ve picked up)  I’m sad to say that sending updates from the past few weeks was a bit futile, because...

En Route to Ethiopia!

I'm flying out in about 14 hours to New York, then Istanbul, then Addis Ababa to do research on maternal health in Ethiopia this summer. The last four weeks of medical school were quite a grind...