February 15th, 2010

Mayo medical students head to Haiti

By Kelley Luckstein

A group that included more than 30 Mayo Clinic Medical School students and volunteers left for the Dominican Republic early today…

 

The long-planned annual trip was arranged by the International Medical Alliance, and participants expect to stay until Feb. 21…

 

In past years, medical students set up mobile clinics, serving Haitians who live at sugar plantations called batays. They'll do that again this year, said second-year Mayo Medical School student Caitlin Loprinzi, but they also expect to treat many people who need amputations due to infected injuries.

 

Post-Bulletin, by Jeff Hansel, 2/13/2010

Tags: Haiti, Mayo Clinic Rochester

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