Category: Language

Seeking sustainable solutions abroad during med school

Last year, Joseph Brown was working in a tiny emergency room with a single lamp—a lamp he said received electricity about 80 percent of the time. He treated malnutrition, the affects of polio, back pain and wounds from bull goring. After taking a year off from medical school to volunteer in Peru, Brown is encouraging

Culture of health: Feinberg students study medicine, Spanish in Guatemala

When Anthony Cheng and Joanne Kim arrived in Guatemala at the end of January, they knew their trip wasn’t just another hospital rotation. The fourth year Feinberg students spent a month at the Pop Wuj Spanish School, where they worked in a clinic, practiced medical Spanish, lived with local families and participated in various community

Public Health and the Linguistic Barrier for the Spanish-Speaking Population in the United States

By Student Guest Blogger: David Leander Class of 2010, Weinberg College of Arts & Sciences Materials Science, Economics, and Spanish; Global Health Studies and Classical Studies During my 45-minute drive from Evanston to the Plaza Family Medical Clinic in Pilsen, I became aware of the change of scenery that materialized seamlessly–realizing the familiar microcosm that morphed