Author Archives: Sheila Panez

How the states have changed

After a week of being back in the states following two months in South America, it felt unreal. Unreal in more sense than one. It felt unreal to drive behind a steering wheel. It felt unreal to hold my iPhone in my hand. And it even felt unreal to walk through my apartment complex door. Everything […]

People make a difference

In all honestly, I felt pretty alone in La Paz. Although I had a group of students with me on the program I didn’t feel like we were necessarily compatible. Don’t get me wrong, the people in our program were nice individuals but we just happened to have our differences and thats ok. In fact, […]

Home is where the heart is

As my last day in Cordoba came near, I couldn’t help but feel sad. I must admit that I was getting used to the city and that things around town weren’t as exciting and new anymore. However, the first thing I came to realize was that my whole time and experience in Cordoba was nothing […]

Healthcare and Politics in Argentina

The first thing our coordinators informed us was that every hospital we were assigned to work at for the next four weeks, were public hospitals. Our coordinators knew that at the time none of us knew exactly what that meant or entailed, but that after a couple days we would observe some major differences between […]

A Night as a Resident

As interns at the Hospital Pediatrico del Nino Jesus, we were given the opportunity to work a 12 hour shift in the Guardia (ER) any week day night we pleased. Our coordinators encouraged us to do this shift at some point of our internship because we would be able to see all of the “good […]