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Internship: Guatemala City

Posted on September 13, 2013

Katherine Ullrich '14 has worked at health clinics in two Latin American countries since coming to Wheaton College. In 2013 she worked at Hospital San Luis in Otavalo, Ecuador where she learned how nationalism and medical care come together as the hospital adopts an intercultural health model that aims to be more inclusive of indigenous Ecuadorians. In 2012 she interned at an urban health clinic in Guatemala's zone 7 working with low-income residents and Mayan patients. Reflecting back on her experience and future plans Kat notes that:

"As an Anthropology major and serious Pre-Med student at Wheaton, my experience in Guatemala was both culturally and experientially rewarding. I developed a passion for the Mayan culture and my time spent in the clinic was invaluable. I hope to return to Guatemala with Doctors Without Borders once I receive my M.D."

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