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…

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,…

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…

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…

In one week from today, I will be back at home, recovering from my first study abroad experience. It has been a crazy, slightly stressful, exhausting week so far, and the next will be no different. However, it has also been one of the best weeks of my life. This is my first study abroad,…

PALing around in Palmero

No lectures today! Instead we went to the neighborhood of Palmero Soho, and the Modern Art Museum of Latin America. Palmero was a pretty neighborhood, with lots of restaurants, shops, and street art. We walked around for several blocks, and then perused a bunch of street merchants that were set up in the square. After…

I’m Immigrating to Argentina

We had two lectures today, and though they were on completely different topics, they actually had a lot of similarities between them. The first lecture was presented to us by a representative from Argentina’s National Ministry of Health, and the second was an Argentine culture/history lecture from one of Austral’s professors. The biggest similarity between…

Getting Comfortable With Death

I have never believed in coincidences. And after today, I still don’t. Today, our professors had organized a day of visiting community health centers and learning about more about how the impoverished in Argentina access healthcare. However, after lunch, the days took a turn that I don’t think our professors were expecting. Instead of learning…

Big Pharma in Argentina

Today we visited the Andromaco Pharmaceutical company in Buenos Aires. Andromaco is a company that has been around for about 90 years and produces dermatological products. 70% of what they produce is over the counter creams and emulsions, and 30% requires a prescription or is applied by a doctor. After 90 years it has developed…

A Look Inside Hospital Universidad Austral

Today was the tour of Austral Hospital. For whatever reason, I thought the hospital would be run completely differently and all the similarities we saw proved it otherwise. We started in the Emergency Room and learned how they triaged patients, and walked through the NICU, PICU, and pediatric floor. We spoke to several nurses about…

Reminder: Don’t Wear Heels When You’re Going To Be Walking…

The university that Pitt has paired with for this trip is called Austral university (Fun fact: Austral means south, thus part of the reason Australia is named such). Today we visited the campus in Pillar City and listened to a few professors from the university speak. It was a very cool experience, especially because the…

24 Hours Later…

Finally, after more than 24 long hours of traveling, we landed in Argentina. During the bus ride to Recoleta, I immediately noticed some differences. One of the biggest differences was the shape of the skyline. Many American cities have enormous skyscrapers that give a distinct look to the skyline. For instance, in Pittsburgh, the U.S….

Pitt Plus 3… Plus Me!

Hello! My name is Savannah and I’m a freshman nursing student. Throughout the year, I’ve become a part of the Nursing Student Association, the Pitt Barbell Club, and the Student EMS club. At home, I’m a volunteer firefighter ant EMT, and honestly, my level of involvement in my fire company doesn’t allow me to have…

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…