Hujambo from Tanzania

Muhimbili University of Health and Allied Sciences in Dar es Salaam, Tanzania

The campus of Muhimbili University of Health and Allied Sciences in Dar es Salaam, Tanzania. Photo by Patrick Saine.

Auriel August

Auriel August

By Auriel August (’17)

It took 36 long hours of traveling—including a 12-hour layover in Amsterdam and a six-hour stay in Nairobi—but I arrived in Dar es Salaam in one piece (albeit an unkempt piece). . . .

While I have always been drawn to pediatrics, as a undergrad I began to explore my interest in global health. When I learned that Geisel offered students the opportunity to become involved in global health, I was excited to take advantage of the array of experiences. Once on campus, I immediately began exploring options for a project to occupy what the second-year students have told me will be my “last summer vacation ever.” The DarDar Pediatric Program in Dar es Salaam instantly stood out.

Read more from medical student Auriel August (’17) about what she will be doing this summer in Dar es Salaam, Tanzania, on the Geisel Med Blog.

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