Sunday, July 10, 2016

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, Papalón, 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

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