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reflections

Sunday, June 14th, 2015 |

So I must confess, I've returned to the states nearly a month ago.  It was hard to leave the jungle hospital...although killing two cockroaches in my room two days prior to departure may have helped.   I miss the warmth.  Not just physical warmth ...

Non-Medical Thoughts In Bangladesh

Monday, May 18th, 2015 |

  There is much that happens here that is only indirectly related to medicine. There are health education lessons being written regarding many different things.  There is a business providing employment for women that, among other things, makes uniforms and other items occasionally for ...

“Jungle Orthopedics”

Saturday, May 2nd, 2015 |

  Well it has been a warm few weeks. Contrary to popular opinion, it is important to drink lots of water, especially during pregnancy and afterwards. So we have been constantly talking with our patients about that. I am slowly getting ...

Some Thoughts And A Case

Tuesday, March 31st, 2015 |

Here's the view looking out over the river valley from the hospital compound   One of the joys of taking care of patients here is the variety. Common things are still common, but there are uncommon things also, and one never quite knows ...

Learning Medicine…

Friday, March 27th, 2015 |

  So you might think that medicine would be different in the developing world than it is in the US. Which in some sense is true. In another sense, it might be the way we should all strive to practice a ...

Preparations for departure

Wednesday, March 11th, 2015 |

Greetings everyone! Preparations are finishing and the clock is winding down to departure.  Many thanks to everyone who has supported me in a multitude of ways! It will be quite a change, although the weather has finally warmed up here and a ...

My First INMED Blog Post

Sunday, March 1st, 2015 |

Hello! My name is Brittni McLam. I am a medical student at Des Moines University, and I’m starting my INMED service-learning experience at Malumghat Hospital in Bangladesh, beginning in March 2015.