The second session of the renowned Summer International Health Fellowship is coming to an end, and our SIHFers have been busy! They've climbed literal mountains every week to serve medically underprivileged communities. This summer has started off strong with a number of initiatives that will last long after these Fellows depart.
This summer started off strong with a number of initiatives that will last long after the Fellows depart. Across the globe they immediately dove in working on program development, clinical issues and, of course, saving a little time for fun too.
So you see, what had happened was, I needed a change. I quit my job to go volunteer in the Dominican Republic... in a community that has limited electricity and running water, and almost never any hot water. What on earth was I thinking?! After months of debating with myself, I finally gave myself permission to take the leap, and dare to do something different. What I was about to embark on was risky and uncomfortable, which was not me at all.