Physician Assistant students are getting a new worldview, thanks to a clinical rotation in South Africa at the University of Witwatersrand. For eight weeks starting in August 2018, two Tufts students participated in clinical rotations at both the rural Kopanong Hospital in Vereeniging, and the more urban Chris Hani Baragwanath Hospital in Johannesburg.
After hearing rhetoric that immigrants, particularly undocumented immigrants, are a burden to our health-care system, Lila Flavin, M19, decided to look at the data and find out the truth.
Marta del Carmen Illueca, who gave the class address at the public health and professional degree programs commencement, said graduates have a duty not only to society, but to their own health and integrity. “The more wholesome we are in body, mind, and spirit, the better healers of society we will become.”
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