I am a 4th year medical student from Ohio University Heritage College of Osteopathic Medicine in Athens, OH and I’m blogging about my medical mission trip to Quito, Ecuador. I’m participating in a study abroad program with Child Family Health International. The trip is 4 weeks long and is a combination of volunteering, clinical work, and random weekend excursions.
I chose this location because I wanted exposure to South American culture and I also wanted to work on my Spanish. I went to Ghana during the summer between my first and second year of medical school and that trip was amazing. Studying abroad creates opportunities to challenge yourself on many levels and expand your world-view. I’m truly blessed to have another opportunity to experience this and I hope you enjoy hearing about and seeing glimpses of this journey!