VIA Blog

These blog entries are the views and opinions of the residents during and after their international experiences, and do not necessarily reflect the opinions or positions of VIA or VUMC.

Kaylyn Sachse

These blog entries are the views and opinions of the residents during and after their international experiences, and do not necessarily reflect the opinions or positions of VIA or VUMC. First Day

Kat Lawson

These blog entries are the views and opinions of the residents during and after their international experiences, and do not necessarily reflect the opinions or positions of VIA or VUMC. Week 1&2 “Everything is going to be sawa sawa”

Tate Wolfe

These blog entries are the views and opinions of the residents during and after their international experiences, and do not necessarily reflect the opinions or positions of VIA or VUMC.

Bethany Morris

These blog entries are the views and opinions of the residents during and after their international experiences, and do not necessarily reflect the opinions or positions of VIA or VUMC. Blog 1

Jaclyn Irwin

These blog entries are the views and opinions of the residents during and after their international experiences, and do not necessarily reflect the opinions or positions of VIA or VUMC. Blog 1

Jake Trahan

These blog entries are the views and opinions of the residents during and after their international experiences, and do not necessarily reflect the opinions or positions of VIA or VUMC.

Marian Murphy

These blog entries are the views and opinions of the residents during and after their international experiences, and do not necessarily reflect the opinions or positions of VIA or VUMC. Week 1 I arrived at the Kijabe hospital campus on a chilly Sunday afternoon. Helen from the housing department came to greet me and showed me to my dormitory, which will be my home over the next three weeks. She gave me a short tour of the hospital and cafeteria, then handed me the keys to my room and wished me luck.

Eugene Leytin

These blog entries are the views and opinions of the residents during and after their international experiences, and do not necessarily reflect the opinions or positions of VIA or VUMC. The flights to Kenya were easy. The legroom was sufficient, the movie selection adequate, and one of the flights even provided me with vegan meals. The latter was all thanks to my more responsible girlfriend. 

Allison Janda

These blog entries are the views and opinions of the residents during and after their international experiences, and do not necessarily reflect the opinions or positions of VIA or VUMC. Week 1 Hello from Kijabe! Week 1 is in the books and we are settling in to our new role here in Kijabe. The night before we started in the hospital, Melissa, Sandy, and I poured through our textbooks, refreshing our brains on the doses and mechanisms of thiopental, pancuronium, halothane, and other drugs we don’t use at home. 

Drew Maynard

These blog entries are the views and opinions of the residents during and after their international experiences, and do not necessarily reflect the opinions or positions of VIA or VUMC. Week 1