This weekend USAC offered a group trip for all the students to take. I choose to go because it was one less trip I had to plan. On Friday we gathered at the school and took a bus to Ravenna, a town that I can’t really remember much about to be honest. The town was kinda irrelevant but not really, I just didn’t listen very well during the guided tour we got (it was really hot and we were going to the beach after so I was real distracted). Read more
For the second day of London we really didn’t have anything planned so after finding some crepes for breakfast we decided to do more sightseeing, starting at Kensington. This is the rich district of London and where William and Kate live. Read more
After getting about 4 hours of sleep we finally got to explore London. We had a (free) tour around all the major tourist areas and our tour guide taught us the history of the city. Read more
Today was amazing. I had the opportunity to shadow a cardiologist (electrophysiologist to be exact) when he used 4 catheters to test for tachycardia in a patient! After the 40 minutes procedure Dr. Igino took the time to explain to me and the 2 other girls that went (Whitney and Bianca) what exactly he was doing and what he was looking for. I never thought I would be able to say that I watched a surgery in another country but hey, ya never know.
An electrophysiologist is someone who studies arrhythmias of the heart through the electrical circuit. We actually meet Dr. Igino last night and he gave us all a two and a half hour lesson on how the electrical circuit in the heart and what types of diseases come along with it. It was extremely educational and made today so much easier to understand.
I would just like to thank Whitney Warner for allowing me to tag along on her visits and Dr. Igino for being so kind to us girls. It is incredible to be able to do this and I cannot wait for the many more visits that are to come! Yes, I realize that I am having a nerd moment.
Ps. I’ll blog about London when I get free time. Ciao ragazzi!
I finally started my classes, but we all know that wouldn’t be as fun to write or read about so I’ll save that blog for later. Instead I’m dedicating this blog to the most beautiful cities that I have ever seen. Florence was a literal scene from a movie. Its hard to write about it because I know that no matter what I say and pictures I show they will never do the city justice. Read more
Per usual, I put off everything that I need to do in my life (just like how I’m avoiding a project by writing this) so I am more than a week late writing this blog. But last weekend was our first taste of freedom. Freedom to choose to where to travel, how to get there, what we were going to do and everything in between. Read more
Before I forget, on my 8 hour flight to Frankfurt (where my connection was) not only did I get stuck in the middle seat, but the guy in front of me spill water on me twice. I’m not talking like a few drops, I’m talking like a full water bottle… twice. If that was any indication of how my trip is going to go, this is gonna be rough. Read more