My goal was to interview students on the bus ride home from clinic sites, and include their perspectives in my blog post. However, I frittered away the entire bus ride socializing, instead of taking notes. I happened to join student leaders Shahrzad and Amy for dinner, and I asked them to write down their highlights of the day. Here are their direct words :
Shahrzad Rahbar says, “Although I participated in this trip last year, I never had a patient who needed a steroid injection in their knees. For two years, I have practiced on cadavers at KCUMB, and was nervous about performing a knee injection on a patient. With Dr. Desai’s guidance, I successfully performed two knee injections back to back without any problems. I saw that all my practice had more than paid off, and I was so happy to provide relief to the two stoic women I had helped . And although we came from different cultures, backgrounds, and experiences, we connected through my imperfect Spanish, and their patience and understanding."