Category Archives: Medicine

Pisac – Rural Campaigns

While working at the Centro de Salud in Pisac, I had several opportunities to join some of the rural health campaigns.  These health campaigns were basically mobile health clinics run by the Pisac clinical staff, and were set-up in very … Continue reading

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Case Study 9 – Cervical Cancer

Well we finally made it back to the USA, and it definitely feels good to be home.  However, I’m about a month behind in posting, so I’ll be continuing to update the blog periodically…thanks for checking it out. HPI:  23 … Continue reading

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CerviCusco – Rural Campaign

One of the major components of working at CerviCusco is that they often organize pap smear screening campaigns in rural communities.  These campaigns give rural women the opportunity to be screened for cervical cancer, an opportunity that they would not … Continue reading

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Bulls Are Bad – Case Study 8 (GRAPHIC)

DISCLAIMER/WARNING – This post is a bit graphic, so please be advised. The mascot at our current institution, University of South Florida (Tampa, FL) is the bull.  Therefore, we have been fond of the many bulls we have seen here … Continue reading

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Jungle Medicine

I recently got back from visiting the rainforest in the Tambopata National Reserve, near Puerto Maldonado, Peru.  We had an amazing adventure and saw a ton of cool animals (a later post still to come from Janie), but I wanted … Continue reading

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Medical Volunteering Sites

While working in Peru, I have had several people contact me about some of the different sites that I worked out, and their respective contact information.  As such, below you will find a list of different organizations/clinical sites that I … Continue reading

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Centro de Salud – Pisac

In addition to working at CerviCusco, I’ve also been spending some time working at the Centro de Salud, in Pisac.  Pisac is a small town located in the Sacred Valley, about a 40 minute drive outside of Cusco, and serves … Continue reading

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CerviCusco – Cervical Cancer Prevention

Recently I’ve been working at an American-operated clinic called CerviCusco.  It is a small women’s clinic located in Larapas, a district within Cusco.  Because cervical cancer is the leading cause of cancer deaths in Peruvian women, the goal of the … Continue reading

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Childbirth in Peru

First of all, I want to apologize that this blog has been somewhat barren lately…I’ve been working on another project in Cusco which has been taking up a good portion of my time. With that said, I want to share … Continue reading

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Sharing Cases . . . Janie

Most people know, but just in case you don’t, I thought that I would tell you a little about what I am volunteering in here to make future posts make more sense.  I am about two-thirds of the way through … Continue reading

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