This is always fun to find when you didn’t expect it. Georgia Health News published my first class article of this semester, and then thanks to the partnership with the Athens Banner-Herald, I nabbed a front-page Sunday spot as well! Next to the football coverage — not bad.
Check out the story:
When Travis Smith was an undergraduate, he shadowed doctors at health clinics in the Central African nation of Zambia. He saw a need that couldn’t be met.
People lined up for days, waiting to be seen. Mothers held crying babies. Nurses quickly recorded vital signs and asked about symptoms. Sometimes antibiotics were available. Most times, nurses could only console families and urge them to drink clean water, find clean sources of food, and wait.
That was summer 2008. Now Travis plans to study emergency medicine.