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Want to learn birth Spanish?

While I am in Honduras I will have the opportunity to work as a doula in some hospitals.  This will force me to improve my Spanish (which slowly forms in my head but rarely makes it out my mouth). I was searching for important terms to study when I came across this blog that gives you a [...]

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Flexibility

For those of you who think you might want to get into international work, remember to be flexible.  Case in point, I had a conference call with the leader of the organization I am volunteering with in Honduras today.  There is a slight change of plans in the work she wants me to do – [...]

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Dual Degrees and Final Finals

My last “midwifery” task is midwifery comps – the competency test required by my school for graduation from the midwifery program.  It is a good practice, giving students a chance to show all they have learned and review before taking boards.  So here is my dilemma, take the test before I leave for the summer when [...]

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Jun 14th, 2012 Training

Behind the Scenes

The Honduras trip is coming up soon.  I’ve been quietly preparing for it as I finished the semester, completed my clinical hours and returned to Michigan for a much needed rest with family.  In fact, as I write this I have been in the midst of studying Spanish phrases relevant to maternal health. When people [...]

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