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.

Jake Trahan

June 21, 2019

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

June 17, 2019

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

June 13, 2019

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

June 2, 2019

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

May 14, 2019

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

Calvin Gruss

April 30, 2019

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 Prior to beginning this first blog post, I reviewed the many other “first” blog posts from my predecessors. While each traveler’s first week on the job has been unique, I have also appreciated many themes that were repeated over the months and years since this blog began.

Sara LaRosa

April 22, 2019

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 This first week in Kenya (and the travel journey preceding it) has been all about rolling with the punches, and finding joy in the adventure (and misadventure).

Chad Greene

April 22, 2019

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.

Sarada Eleswarpu

March 25, 2019

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.

Erica Adkins

March 9, 2019

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