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Our new home

An early morning view of our guest house at Maluti Adventist Hospital, with the Church and the majestic Maluti mountains in the background.
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Food and Nutrition in Manipal, India

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Hello from India. I am in my final semester of the direct entry NP program, adult/geriatric acute care track. I worked as a registered dietitian specializing in nutrition support before starting school at MGH IHP. I am also a lover more »

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Hinduism in India

A second Tulsi plant seen in the village

Hinduism is the most common religion in India, with more than 85% of the population being Hindu. As students visiting Manipal University, we immediately noticed how Hinduism plays a large part in the every day life of the people in more »

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IHP NP Students’ Immersion in India

Getting ready for hospital rounds.....

Third year NP students from the Institute arrived in India to embark on an experience of a lifetime.  They hit the ground running with a packed schedule of visits to village clinics, child care and malnutrition programs, and hospital wards. more »

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Day Seven: Soco and Playa Bandera Azul

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Our last day in the Dominican Republic began with a now familiar routine. Everyone met in the dining hall for breakfast at 7 am and then prepared for the day. The medical team checked the contents of their bins, adding more »

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Day Six: Batey Verde

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Day six is my favorite day, so far, in this journey. I think I needed a few days to “warm up” and by day six, I finally found my groove. I felt confident in myself and in our team. Further, more »

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Day Five: Batey Campinas de Lechuga

Mertie Potter taking my blood pressure (or raising it!).

Each weekday Mertie Potter and the nurse practitioner students are visiting a different batey to support a mobile health clinic. The staff at Casa Pastoral orchestrate the intricate schedule. A yellow school bus picks up each of the three mission more »

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Day Four: En La Escuela

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Several months ago, we had our first team meeting to discuss this trip. I remember learning about the bateys and I developed my own preconceptions of what they’d be like. I even found myself feeling a little bit nervous about more »

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Day Three: Good Samaritan Hospital

Today our team was up, dressed and ready for breakfast at 7 am. After gulping down a surprisingly delicious breakfast porridge, the surgical team (myself included) headed for Good Samaritan Hospital to greet our first patient. The day’s lineup would more »

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Day Two: The Beach and the Hospital

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This is a holiday weekend in the Dominican Republic. Three Kings’ Day is when children in Latin America traditionally receive gifts. Casa Pastoral is affiliated with a Baptist church around the corner. The staff members who cook the meals and more »

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