Hello! As some of you may know, I have recently changed my career goal from Dentist to PA! I am taking a gap year to finish pre-requisite courses and gain as much experience and knowledge about the health care field as I can before I apply during the 2021 cycle.
I have been blessed with the opportunity to travel to Costa Rica this December with International Volunteer Headquarters. We will be setting up a week long medical clinic near Manuel Antonio and will be working in a range of community care facilities as well. Some of these facilities include nursing homes and HIV/AIDS assisted living homes. The health care system is Costa Rica is relatively well developed, however, the placements we will work with are in need of the support that volunteers give to local nurses, doctors and caregivers.
If I can successfully fund this trip, I will be posting a detailed essay about my experience and the impact this trip had on the lives of many people in Costa Rica as well as my own.