Seth Hoffman, pre-med student at Cornell University and author of our student summer series, updates us on what was accomplished during his time in Nangapanda, Indonesia. He also gives some insight on what hes learned from his experience thus far, and provides whats to come in his next public health adventures (and blog post).
My time in Nangapanda is quickly drawing to a close and the adventure has left me with so much to think about. In several days my younger brother Ben and I will fly to Sumba, Indonesia to work on a project at the Eijkman Institute. Since I have been in Nangapanda, I’ve learned so much. However, I think the most rewarding experience has been directly interacting with patients while performing physical exams during population studies. On most weekdays we have continued to wake at 5:00 AM to travel to local residences to take blood and stool samples, and measure height and weight, blood pressure, and skin fold. Read more: In the field: A student’s descent into NTD research – Mission Accomplished