Sunday, July 10, 2016

Fotos del viaje

[MS4s Diya Jost and Chris Iskander were all smiles at 6 AM on our way to Miami]

[HHA members ready for take-off!]

[The HHA crew on our way to El Corpus]

[Headed to Madrigales on day 2 to set up for clinic]

[MS4 Danielle Martin riding horseback to give charlas in Guasaule]

[Neha Verma (MS2) and Liz Deans (MS4) in Los Terreros for charlas]

[Ned Hardison (MS2) and Liz Deans (MS4) interview a patient]

[Stephanie Sun (MS2) and Anna Goswick (MS4) are all smiles at clinic]

[MS2 Kunal Patel at our laboratory station to run a urine test]

[Leaving El Corpus for clinic]

[MS2s Marie Anderson and Neha Verma on the way to clinic]

[MS2s on the ride home after another successful day of clinic]

[MS4 Anna Goswick helps MS2 Marie Anderson run a pregnancy test]

[Our fearless leader Helen Toma scrubbing speculums!]

[Our public health leaders, Lisa Garland and Lavanya Gupta, taking a quick break after hours of intake]

[Attendings Dr. Rupal Yu and Dr. Cris Munoz chatting at our clinic in Madrigales]

[Dr. Michael Baca-Atlas listens as Ned Hardison (MS2) and Patrick Snyder (MS4) present their findings]

[Dr. Martha Carlough gives MS2 Kate Garner feedback after an awesome day of work]

[Katie Paul (MS4 leader) and Stephanie Sun (MS2) are a perfectly color coordinated pair!]

[Dr. Munoz carefully counting cytology slides]

[Dr. Munoz and Natalia Smirnova (MS4) pose after a great day of work]

[Liz and Katie debriefing, laughing, and loving being in Honduras!]

[We are forever grateful for our wonderful driver and friend Pedro!]

[Joyously celebrating after another awesome day at clinic]

[Another afternoon in Madrigales means another trip to the pulperia for some post-clinic refrescos]

[Loving Honduras!]

[Everything is total cheque for these two as we head to clinic]

[MS2 Sara Feldman helps set up for our last day of clinic in Los Terreros]

[All four attendings sit together during a quick break]

[MS2s Gabby Reed and Neha Verma at the end of our very last day of clinic!]

[Gabby, Natalia and Patrick focus as they enter patient encounters into our database]

That's all folks!

Saludos desde Honduras

It is day 14 for the HHA crew here in Honduras and we are having a blast!  This week, 565 women traveled from several rural mountain communities we partner with in Honduras to be seen at our clinic.  These communities include Nueva Union, Guasaule, Guanacaste, Espaveles, Papal√≥n, Protretitos, Tejar, El Corpus, and Los Terreros.  We completed 370 pap smears this year, a record breaking number in HHA history!  

Throughout the week, students learned so much both from the attendings and from each other. MS4 students mentored MS2 students, teaching clinical knowledge and skills, as well as insight into how to work through differential diagnoses, present to attendings, and interact with patients.  Special thanks to our Public Health trip leaders Lavanya Gupta and Lisa Garland for an awesome job with patient intake and behind the scenes logistics this week.

Today we are in Choluteca entering patient data from the week.  This morning we said goodbye to our amazing attendings, who are headed back to Chapel Hill after an incredibly successful week of clinic.  While our MS4 trip leaders Helen Toma and Katie Paul deliver the pap slides to Tegucigalpa early this week, the rest of the group will be taking a 3 day trip to Amapala for some group bonding and well-deserved relaxation!  We will return to our partner communities on 7/15 to deliver cytology results.  Stay tuned for some awesome photos from this week! 

The 2016 Honduran Health Alliance Team