From Wards to Water: Expanding Medical Education

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Samantha Y. Cerasiello, BA, MBS
Nicole A. Silva, BS


American medical education is a rigorous training process with continuously rising standards for its students. A group of American medical students stepped out of the classroom after completing their first year and landed in Santarém, Brazil, a city in the Amazon region of the country. Two students reflect on their experiences, both impressed and inspired by the Brazilian culture and healthcare system, hoping to incorporate it into American medical education.

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medical education
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Cerasiello, S. Y., & Silva, N. A. (2018). From Wards to Water: Expanding Medical Education. The Columbia University Journal of Global Health, 8(1).