I had an incredible journey in the city and province of Cusco, and I’m so grateful for the clinical and cultural lessons I learned there, and for the memories. Thank you to those of you who read along and posted or sent messages of encouragement, it was great to read notes from home. Here are just a few photos of my experience. 🙂
Jake in front of the clinic in Antapallpa.
Me en-route to Antapallpa. We stopped to look at the alpaca on the hillside.
The dream team after the campaign to Ccorca. From left to right: Matt, Ruthie, Marita, Bianca, Jake, me and Kenneth.
The clinic in Ccorca–my first campaign.
Wendy and I in Chorcco.
The sign outside of CerviCusco. It says “leaders in the prevention of cervical cancer.”
The clinic room in Huanoquite.
The Centro de Salud (health center) in Yaurisque. Left to right: myself, Christie (ob/gyn resident), Carol (nursing faculty), and the director of the health clinic.
Myself with the awesome staff at CerviCusco! Left to right: Ruthie, Marita, me, Wendy, Bianca.
At Machu Picchu.
At a senior center. This little lady tore up the dance floor in her New York Yankees hat.
Me in my clinical gear in Huarocondo–white coat over fleece jacket, and headlight.
Juan and I on the second floor of the CerviCusco clinic where volunteers stay. Juan is the janitor, gardener, and Mr.Fix-It for the clinic.
The CerviCusco crew and van in Cruzpata. Left to right: Richard, Matt, Kenneth, Ruthie, Doctora Sammi.
The Incan ruins at Moray.
Me (on far right) with the nursing students at Huarocondo.
The team doing exams at the training camp for the Peruvian National Police. Our two examining stations are in the tent on the right side of the porch in the picture.
The view of Cusco after a long hike up to the Cristo Blanco (the white Christ statue.)