In Summary…

Two weeks has flown by. I’m honestly pretty exhausted, but every day was worth it. I met a bunch of great people, I learned so much about healthcare and the financing of it, and I experienced different people and places than I’m used to. The mornings and early afternoons were packed with site visits and…

Back to the States

Two weeks later and I am back home in the US! I am both happy and sad to have left Buenos Aires…I was glad to be able to relax and sleep in my own bed, but upset that such an amazing journey has come to an end. I learned so much in my two weeks…

Don’t Cry for me Argentina

Now that I am finally home for the summer, I have had some time to reflect on the past two weeks. I am so thankful to have had the opportunity to study abroad, as it was something I have always wanted to do. Before I begin, I just want to thank my parents for letting…

Adios Argentina

Tonight is the first night in my own bed after spending two weeks in Buenos Aires, Argentina, and it is a very bittersweet feeling. These past two weeks, I have learned an immeasurable amount about Argentinian culture and healthcare, but also about myself, and this trip had so much value that I will carry with…

Tag sieben: Meandering down Marienplatz

May 11th. Today we went to Munich! After breakfast we walked to the train station, and after being too slow to get coffee at the McDonalds there, we go on the train. Luckily, we made it to the first stop without anyone checking our tickets, since that’s when Sonja, who had all our tickets, joined…

Days 12 & 13: The Reason of Evita’s Life

On Thursday (Day 12), we split up and visited two different public hospitals. I visited Hospital Juan A. Fernandez, which is one of the best hospitals in Buenos Aires. After the hospital visits, we went to the Evita Museum, which was really interesting. Some of you may not know who Evita was, but she was…

Brad! I figured out who Evita is!

Eva Peron was a woman of the people and in a similar way, the public health care system is healthcare for the people. Both served the people of Argentina in long lasting ways. But did one lead to or at least inspire the other?  I believe the answer is yes. Eva Peron, commonly referred to…

The First Lady of Healthcare

Yesterday we visited the Evita museum and museum restaurant. We learned a lot about a revolutionary First Lady in Argentina, and how she changed the game. We also got to see some her iconic dresses, personal effects and photos, and her lasting effect on Argentina government This trip has been spent learning about healthcare, insurance,…

Evita Immortal

Along with our healthcare lectures and site visits, we have been learning about Argentinian history and culture throughout the entire trip. Central to Argentina’s history are the Perons, Juan and Eva, and Peronism, the political movement of which they are the figureheads. Yesterday, we visited the Evita museum, where we learned about Eva Peron’s life…

Day 11: Preservation and Innovation

Today we had a discussion-based lecture from one of the CEO’s of Codika Solutions, a software developing company that focuses on software for hospitals and other healthcare facilities. After that, we had a bus tour of various parts of the city, including a stop in La Boca to look at street art, the famous colorful…

A Day in La Boca

This morning at Austral University, our guest speaker was the founder of a medical software start up company. In his lecture, he detailed the whys and how’s, and basics of innovation. He talked about a few of his own products, and how they failed. But then he explained how his failures turned into successes. It…

Globalization….again

Today, we learned all about innovation and culture. We started the day with a lecture by Exequiel Banga, who spoke about his company, Codika Solutions, and innovation with an emphasis in healthcare. Afterwards, we toured the notoriously colorful neighborhood of La Boca, with its iconic rainbow metal and wood buildings and numerous depictions of the…

Tommy Took my Title & Innovation in the Presence of Tradition

 This morning began with a discussion of innovation by a co-founder of Codika. It was very interesting to listen to him discuss the process of how innovation comes about and how Codika has helped companies bring about the innovation they seek. After lunch, we visited La Boca, a vibrant part of the city that has…

Day 10: T is for Tuesday, Tigre, AND Tango

Today was a super fun day in Argentina. We started the day in Tigre (again) at Conin, a community health center focused on nutrition and life skills for mothers. Next, we had lunch, and then went to a tango lesson! Overall, I enjoyed the day much more than I was expecting to, which was a…

Globalization and Poverty

During our second day in Tigre, we visited a community health center called CONIN in a much more impoverished area of the municipality. CONIN provides daycare, nutrition, and child development specialist care for the children of mothers who attend workshops to learn to cook, work, and parenting skills. The main aim of CONIN is to…

The Other Side of Tigre

Today we went back to Tigre, but not to a nice, wellfunded hospital. Today we went to a kid’s center in the lower income portion of Tigre. There, kids will receive a medical exam to determine if they are meeting the height and weight goals of kids their age. This is to determine if the…

One Absolute Unit of a Baby

This morning we returned to Tigre to visit and volunteer at a clinic for mothers and children. They help provide skills to women to be successful mothers as well as a place for children to play and families to get food. While the mothers learned how to sew, a group of us watched and played…

The Primary Health Care Dilemma

Today was a very interesting day as we were able to visit two municipal hospitals in the Tigre municipality. One was in the Tigre Islands and could only be reached by boat and the other was a women and children hospital. North of Buenos Aires, Tigre is a very wealthy region, so it can supply…

Day 9: Tigre

Today we visited the municipality of Tigre, including the Delta Tigre islands. We started the day going on a boat to a primary care center on one of the islands that is free for all people living on the islands. After that, we had a delicious lunch at the Tigre Boat Club, and then we…

Lions, Tigres, and Bears

Today we spent the day in the municipality of Tigre, an area known for having most of their land area being comprised of islands. We started the day with a boat tour of the islands, and then we toured Puesto Sanitario Delta Tigre, the community health clinic that provides primary care for the community. Next,…