Sunday, June 28, 2015

Post-Mission Perspective from a Resident Podiatrist

Anna Moore joined the IEP team for the 2015 mission as one of the resident surgeons. Here's her perspective on the experience in Vietnam.

Anna Moore, DPM, at work in the operating room.
Two months ago, I joined the IEP team on the trip of a lifetime to Can Tho, Vietnam. 

IEP facilitates the connection between people who are unable to get the care they need with the hospital and doctors who can provide this to them. The two wonderful weeks I spent working as a resident surgeon with the IEP team and interacting with and caring for the Vietnamese people left me overwhelmed with feelings of awe and gratitude.

It is easy to get caught up in the world right in front of our eyes, but my time in Vietnam broadened my perspective and has made me fall in love with my profession all over again. I gained both a greater appreciation for the world of medicine and for the diversity of patients.