Nicole Shannon Bisel talks about hospital rotations in Peru
This summer, I had the opportunity to travel to Peru with 22 other Spanish-speaking, pre-med students. We interned at six different hospitals around Trujillo, which is the third largest city in Peru. I participated in rotations in obstetrics/gynecology, oncology, emergency medicine, pediatrics, dentistry, and general medicine. A few of my experiences include watching a woman give birth, observing a cervical cancer biopsy, and even cutting stiches out of a patient’s head!
While in Trujillo, I lived in a Peruvian home with another UGA student, giving me the opportunity to improve my Spanish speaking skills. We also traveled Cusco to see Machu Picchu, the Sacred Valley, and other Incan ruins. At the end of the trip, we flew to Tarapoto to visit the Amazonian rainforest. I’m so grateful to have had such an amazing and eye-opening experience!