Monday, August 8, 2011

Dillingham R/UOP

After Year 1, we are given several options to fulfill our "Triple I" (Independent Investigative Inquiry) Project. I chose R/UOP (Rural/Underserved Opportunities Program). This is the one that randomly assigns us to remote sites.

Alaska's southwestern town of Dillingham (Pacific Salmon Capitol of the World) was where I was sent.

I spent a month with rural physicians to see how medicine is practiced in The Bush. It was a great experience. Luckily, students from other medical fields were there at the same time so I had a group of new friends my age to explore the town and surroundings with.

Kanakanak Hospital (6 miles from town) and the typical windy cloudy weather.

Performance during the statewide annual Rural Providers' Conference that just happened to be hosted by Dillingham the month I was there.

At the peak of Snake Mountain with the other students (Pharm student, PA student, and Family Medicine Resident).

Collecting seagull eggs on a small island.

By the port of Dillingham.

Click here for the rest of the Dillingham Pictures ---> DILLINGHAM '11

1 comment:

Kay Walther said...

Next time, you should go fishing there :)