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Cultural Clashes

Thursday, February 4th, 2010 |

  Cultural clashes—yesterday (Wednesday) I went on home visits in a very poor area.  The families felt that it was sooo important that the muzungus have a place to sit and we not be inconvenienced in taking off our shoes before ...

“Hello! How are you?”

Tuesday, February 2nd, 2010 |

  So life since the safari has had its ups and downs.  I’m feeling a little more confident with which tests to order and what treatment to give.  I’ve seen a lot more malaria.  I saw chickenpox on a child, which ...

Little To Do With Medicine: My Safari

Thursday, January 28th, 2010 |

  Tricia, the other resident, and I went on a safari this weekend.  It was an awesome experience.  It started on Saturday with our driver, Jeffery, picking us up.  We had about a 3 hour drive to Masindi which is just ...

Two Children From The Local Orphanage

Friday, January 22nd, 2010 |

The last few days have been mostly work.  Yesterday I hung out mostly in the ER.  When I arrived, two children from the local orphanage were here.  Ages unknown but both less than 2.  Severely anemic (Hb ~3), one with ...

Everyday Something Fascinating

Wednesday, January 20th, 2010 |

  As I type this, it’s going through my head in a British accent, I’m around more Brits or people’s English is more British style than Americans, as one would expect! Tuesday, with the help of one of the other boarders at ...

I Made It Here!

Sunday, January 17th, 2010 |

  So after 30+ hours of bus, plane, and taxi travel, we made it safely to Kampala, along with all of our baggage and in desperate need of a shower and bed. Tricia and I start work at the clinic on ...

My First INMED Blog Post

Thursday, January 7th, 2010 |

Hello! My name is Amanda Schmidt. I am a resident physician at Memorial Hospital of South Bend Family Medicine Residency, and I’m starting my INMED service-learning experience at The Surgery in Uganda beginning in February 2010.