India 2011

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Masiero, Jessica
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This elective taught me much more about global health and the intricacies of obtaining sufficient medical care for the underserved. I was able to work closely with Indian trained doctors, nurses, and medical students which overall was a very beneficial experience. Their backgrounds and cultural ideals differed greatly from those I am accustomed to. It was very interesting to witness the integration of religion, medicine, and societal norms into treatment plans and incredibly eye opening. The insight I gained about Indian culture through this immersion I will not soon forget. I am very happy to have had the opportunity to see first hand the workings of a health care system within a developing nation.