During my undergraduate years at Oregon State University I decided to take a break from my rigorous microbiology studies and explore a world different from my own.  In search of a global reminder for why I wanted to pursue medicine, I chose to intern with CFHI during my Junior year. The place was India.  My first time in India transformed my life in many ways. Not only did I leave with an increased global perspective and cultural appreciation, I left with a renewed passion for healing.

After graduating from OSU I planned a year abroad, traveling and working before applying to medical school. Shortly before my departure to South America to teach English, I was contacted by CFHI with a scholarship opportunity to be one of the first interns at their new location as part of the Palliative Care in Southern India program. The program works with and incredible NGO called Pallium India. It didn’t take long to agree, and before I knew it I was on my way to Kerala. The thing about India is, once you’ve fallen in love you will cease any opportunity to return…


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