Dooley Society

Cliff Djajapranata | November 22, 2016

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With her ultimate goal of becoming a doctor in mind, Notre Dame junior Candice Park spent this past summer in India for eight weeks, grappling with issues surrounding medicine and public health in New Delhi.

Along with Park, seven other Notre Dame students presented their experiences made possible by medical mission grants from the Dooley Society at the Dooley Society annual student presentation day on November 19.With her ultimate goal of becoming a doctor in mind, Notre Dame junior Candice Park spent this past summer in India for eight weeks, grappling with issues surrounding medicine and public health in New Delhi.

Park worked through the Child Family Health International organization. Among many of her experiences included clinical work in government hospitals, a center for at-risk youth and an organization focused on aiding high-risk pregnant women.

On the other side of the world, however, 30 some Notre Dame students, four of whom were present at the event, performed medical functions in Nicaragua over spring break in 2016. As part of the Notre Dame chapter of the Global Medical Brigades, these students sought to promote the organization’s mission of spreading sustainable health initiatives and providing healthcare where resources are limited. Over the course of just nine days, these aspiring medical professionals saw hundreds of patients, shadowing, scribing and translating for the doctors who accompanied the students on the medical mission.

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