Wednesday, March 10, 2010

VCOM OB/GYN and Primary Care Themed Mission Trip to Honduras


Leaving Blacksburg buried under a foot of snow and overcoming the challenges of travel delays created by a winter storm, the mission team disembarked the plane in Honduras in sunny, 80 degree weather eager to embrace the challenges of the week. Team members included two third-year VCOM students completing their one month underserved care rotation in Honduras, two second-year students, eleven first-year students, three VCOM spouses serving as volunteers, one non-VCOM volunteer, one staff member, Dr. Jan Willcox, and Dr. David Harden. We were met in Honduras by local VCOM faculty physician Dr. Xiomara Erazo, who joined the mission team for the week. Our home base was the Baxter Institute, and as always, the team enjoyed the remarkable hospitality of Baxter Institute staff, the delicious traditional food, and beautiful a cappella singing of Baxter students. Baxter President Howard Norton and his wife Jane extended a very warm welcome to the mission team and assisted with housing logistics.
Continue Reading >

No comments:

Post a Comment

The Office of Minority Health and Health Equity (OMHHE) encourages you to add a comment to this discussion. All comments will be moderated and reviewed by OMHHE staff. You may not post any unlawful, threatening, defamatory, obscene, pornographic or other material that would violate the law. All comments should be relevant to the topic and remain respectful of other authors and commenters. By submitting your comment, you hereby give the OMHHE the right to reproduce or republish comments.

Note: Only a member of this blog may post a comment.