Teaching Medicine in Nicaragua
Posted: March 6, 2017
Dr. Michael Kaplan, CHP Lee Family Practice, traveled to Nicaragua as a medical educator. Here’s his story.
I went to Nicaragua as Tufts Medical School faculty for a group of five 4th-year medical students who were doing a global health elective in a rural clinic. I found them in a very remote area of the North Atlantic region, in Hormiguero. To get, there I flew to Miami then to Managua the capital, and the following morning we flew on a 12-seater to Siuna where we landed on a gravel strip going uphill!
I was able to travel around Nicaragua at the end of the clinic experience to see some of the highlights.