Don’t Cry For Me Argentina

After returning home, I am glad to see my friends and family, but I also miss being in Argentina. The trip was a once in a lifetime experience that I will never forget. The trip was packed with fun activities and plenty of things that I learned about not only healthcare in Argentina but also…

The Mother of Argentina

As our journey has wrapped up, each day becomes more bitter sweet than the other. The past two days have been great. On Thursday, we split up into groups and both got the chance to tour two public hospitals in Buenos Aires. My group got to see Hospital Materno Infantil de San Isidro. This hospital…

Living La Vida Boca

Today started with a nice walk to the Austral Buenos Aires campus downtown. There we had an awesome lecture about startups and innovation with Ezequiel Banga. The lecture gave us some insight on how to innovate and what it takes to start up a new product. Our lecture was followed by an amazing three course…

Tango Tuesday

Today we had a lot of fun getting to see the Tigre children’s care unit at Conin and also getting private Tango lessons. Our day started with a bus ride to Conin, where we were greeted by the children and their mothers at the local children’s health center. While there we were able to take…

A Day in the Tigre

Today we got the chance to visit a primary care facility and a public hospital in the Tigre Islands. A fun fact about why they are called the Tigre Islands is that when looking at them from an aerial view they look like a tiger. Our day started with a very cool boat ride to…

Gaucho Life

Today was definitely one of the best days of our trip thus far! We spent the day at Estanzia Don Silvano which used to be an operating ranch, but is now used as a tour site to show people authentic gaucho culture. When we first arrived we were greeted by our guide, Juan, who was…

Art You Glad We Went to Soho

Today we got the opportunity to see some of the beautiful art around Buenos Aires. Our day started off with a walking tour of Palermo Soho, a part of Bueno Aires that is very trendy and lively. On the walking tour we saw a great deal of street art and graffiti that brightened the area….

Los Federales

Today we learned that he Argentine government is a federalist system, similar to the United States’ government. Federalism is defined by a weaker central body of government with many stronger individual bodies. In the case of Argentina, like the US, these smaller bodies are states. Federalism can have several positive and negative effects in general…

The Good Samaritan

Today we got the chance to visit the Good Samaritan Hospice. This was a very moving experience hearing Dr. Matias Najun explain the palliative care process and the emotions around it. The way the Good Samaritan dealt with the idea of death was much different than I had ever thought before and it was very…

A Tour of the Pharm

Today we got the chance to visit a factory for a local pharmaceuitcal company in Buenos Aires, Andromaco. It was very interesting to see how the factory operated from making their creams up to packaging them for distribution. Despite its appearance, Andromaco and other pharmaceutical companies in Argentina face several challenges. One challenge Andromaco faced…

Another Argentine Day

After another great day at Austral , it’s safe to say that they are one of the top medical center’s I have ever seen in terms of value and culture. Both the pursuit of truth and culture of life are highly valued in Austral’s mission statement and it was nice to see how they implemented…

A day in Austral(ia), mate

We spent a great majority of our day at Austral University in Pillar. Austral wasn’t exactly the Argentinian version of Pitt, but there were quite a few similarities between the two. Both Austral and Pitt are well known for their medical schools and university hospitals. I was very impressed by Austral’s reputation as the number…

Arrival

After a healthy layover in the Atlanta airport we finally made it to Buenos Aires! Today I got the opportunity to explore my new home for the next few weeks several things stood out to me. One thing that stood out in particular was the architecture of the city. So far I have not seen…

Argentina Here I Come!

Hi there, my name is Tommy Camino and I am a rising sophomore at the University of Pittsburgh! I’m from Wexford, Pennsylvania right outside of Pittsburgh so I like to consider myself a “yinzer”. I am currently a student at the College of Business Administration at Pitt, planning on pursuing majors in Marketing and Supply…

Meet Plus3 Argentina 2019!

Welcome to the Argentina Plus3 Study Abroad Program! Join us as we travel to Buenos Aires to explore the healthcare industry. Through site visits and cultural immersion, students will have the opportunity to grow both personally and professionally.  The core academic portion of this program will focus on various areas of the healthcare industry, from…