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Student Bolivia Trip 2017

2017 Bolivia Trip

The Texas A&M Health Science Center had an interprofessional medical team travel to Bolivia May 20 - 29, 2017.  While there, they ran a medical and dental clinic for five days in the remote Andean mountain village of Quesimpuco and saw a total of 363 patients and dispensed 1160 prescriptions. "It was a truly interprofessional experience from the jeep ride thru the mountains, to bunk assignments, to clinic duties" noted Dr. Bree Watzak, pharmacist and faculty at the College of Pharmacy who led the team effort.  The team was comprised of four pharmacy students, two nursing students, two Nurse Practitioner students, three faculty from the College of Nursing, one medical student, two faculty from the College of Medicine, four dental students, and a dentist from College Station.


Dentist:  Shanna Williams (alumni from Baylor College of Dentistry, practicing in College Station)
COD students:  Alyssa Dawson, Trenton Dawson, Eddy Lee, Heather Mingo

Physicians and COM faculty:  Nancy Dickey, Anna Lichorad
COM student:  Arya Kudalmana

Nurses and CON Faculty:  Regina Bentley, Deb Matthews, Whitney Landman
CON students:  Hannah Himes, Grant Gold
CON Nurse Practitioner Students:  Nicole Anderson, Ana Heydari

Pharmacist and COP faculty:  Bree Watzak
COP students:  Andrew Ramirez, Olivia Collado, Tanner Dodd, Wenfei Wei
Translator for pharmacy:  Ben Watzak  (Texas A&M undergraduate)

Road Crew:  Blake Bentley, Jim Jenkins, Frank Dickey

Last edited by: kzemanek 08/18/2017