Student Experiences

We encourage you to read these inspiring essays depicting the international experiences from some of our very own Robert Wood Johnson medical students.

*Please note the content found in student blogs and essays is representative of the author and not RWJMS.

 

 

SELECTED INDEPENDENT PROJECTS

Sri Lanka

  • A medical student’s encounter with healthcare in Kandy, Sri Lanka: by Alexandra Nicholas

 

STUDENT BLOGS

Ghana

  • Doris Duke Fellow conducting research in pediatric HIV,2010: by Meghan Prin

Kenya

  • NIH Fogarty International Clinical Research Scholars Program,2011: by Daria Szkwarko

Other Travels

  • Magda Kowlcaykowski - Class of 2015 shares her experiences as she takes her "world tour" during the summer before her first year of medical school.

 

STUDENT ESSAYS

India

Nagendran Scholars

Australia

  • International Medical Scholar Program - Cairns, Qld, Australia: by Lee I. Kubersky

 

Bolivia

  • Child Family Health International - La Paz, Bolivia: by Alex Channing*

Costa Rica

  • Adventure Education Center Spanish Institute - Costa Rica: by Margarita Sergonis*
  • International Health Central American Institute (IHCAI)- Costa Rica: by Luba Rakhlin
  • International Health Central American Institute (IHCAI)- Costa Rica: by Rula Kanj
  • International Health Central American Institute (IHCAI)- Costa Rica: by Jaheedah Raone

Ecuador

Egypt

 

Guatemala

  • Pop Wuj - Health Services and Medical Care Program - Guatemala: by Adam Rosh

Ghana

  • University Hospital, Kwame Nkrumah University of Science & Technology - Ghana: by Desmond Brown
  • International Health Care Volunteers, Inc. (IHCV) - Ghana: by Jennifer Weidner
  • International Health Care Volunteers, Inc. (IHCV) - Ghana: by Mindy_Brittner

Haiti

India

Indonesia

  • International Health Elective - Birthing Center for Indonesia's Working poor: by Rajiv Arapurakal

Mozambique

Pakistan

Panama

Peru

Spain

  • Hospital Miguel Servet-University of Zaragoza - Spain: by Coral Parikh*

Taiwan, Republic of China

  • GLOBAL HEALTH ROTATION FOR MEDICAL STUDENTS of Robert Wood Johnson Medical School
    In Taiwan, Republic of China: David Hammer
  • GLOBAL HEALTH ROTATION FOR MEDICAL STUDENTS of Robert Wood Johnson Medical School
    In Taiwan, Republic of China: Kuan Chi Lai
  • GLOBAL HEALTH ROTATION FOR MEDICAL STUDENTS of Robert Wood Johnson Medical School
    In Taiwan, Republic of China: Newton Mei
  • GLOBAL HEALTH ROTATION FOR MEDICAL STUDENTS of Robert Wood Johnson Medical School
    In Taiwan, Republic of China: David Tsai
  • GLOBAL HEALTH ROTATION FOR MEDICAL STUDENTS of Robert Wood Johnson Medical School
    In Taiwan, Republic of China: Bo Tang
  • GLOBAL HEALTH ROTATION FOR MEDICAL STUDENTS of Robert Wood Johnson Medical School
    In Taiwan, Republic of China: Justin Marson
  • GLOBAL HEALTH ROTATION FOR MEDICAL STUDENTS of Robert Wood Johnson Medical School
    In Taiwan, Republic of China: Bassel Bashjawish
  • ***POSSIBLE GLOBAL HEALTH ROTATION OPPORTUNITY IN LEARNING SURGICAL SKILLS in Tzu-Chi University, Taiwan, Republic of China called "SILENT MENTOR PROGRAM: Invasive Clinical procedure training- Soft body training program. 
    see information details and application form.

Thailand

  • International Health Elective - Thailand: by Vivian Nwosu

Tibet

Zambia


* Merrill Research Fund Scholar

 

Summer Experiences

Australia

  • Westmead Hospital-University of Sydney - Australia: by Chris Lakhiani

Austria

China

  • China Beijing International Acupunture Training Center - China: by Ben Da
  • China Beijing International Acupuncture Training Center - China: by Liana Joa
  • China Beijing International Acupuncture Training Center - China: by Marisa Lau
  • China Beijing International Acupuncture Training Center - China: by Vanna Parikh
  • China Beijing International Acupuncture Training Center - China: by Christin Kim
  • China Beijing International Acupuncture Training Center - China: by Lauren Wong 
  • Austin Niu experience

Colombia

Costa Rica

  • Amerispan/SALUD - Costa Rica: by Diana Chan
  • Amerispan - Costa Rica: by Melissa Reynon
  • International Health Central American Institute (IHCAI)- Costa Rica: by Cara Bergamo
  • International Health Central American Institute (IHCAI)- Costa Rica: by Emily Donelan
  • International Health Central American Institute (IHCAI)- Costa Rica: by Kristine Goins
  • International Health Central American Institute (IHCAI)- Costa Rica: by Edward Len
  • International Health Central American Institute (IHCAI)- Costa Rica: by Nayo Matthews

Cuba

Ecuador

Ghana

  • Adakum Educational Foundation at L&A Memorial Academy - Ghana: by Jaheedah Roane
  • Adakum Educational Foundation at L&A Memorial Academy - Ghana: by Abby Tubman
  • Unite for Sight - Ghana: by Varun Verma

Guatemala

India

Kenya 

Lebanon

Mexico

  • Medical Spanish Immersion - Mexico,2005: by Lisa McAndrew
  • Universidad Popular Autonoma del Estado de Puebla (UPAEP) - Mexico,2008: by Shannon O'Hern

Myanmar

  • Health Unlimited - Myanmar,2008: by Wan-Ju Wu

Nepal

Palau (in the South Pacific)

South Africa

  • Child Family Health International - South Africa: by Kellie Cunningham
  • Child Family Health International - South Africa,2008: by Greg Lee
  • Child Family Health International - South Africa,2009: by Rhea Ittoop

Spain

 

Taiwan, Republic of China

  • GLOBAL HEALTH ROTATION FOR MEDICAL STUDENTS of Robert Wood Johnson Medical School
    In Taiwan, Republic of China: David Hammer
  • GLOBAL HEALTH ROTATION FOR MEDICAL STUDENTS of Robert Wood Johnson Medical School
    In Taiwan, Republic of China: Kuan Chi Lai
  • GLOBAL HEALTH ROTATION FOR MEDICAL STUDENTS of Robert Wood Johnson Medical School
    In Taiwan, Republic of China,2011: Newton Mei
  • GLOBAL HEALTH ROTATION FOR MEDICAL STUDENTS of Robert Wood Johnson Medical School
    In Taiwan, Republic of China: David Tsai

Tanzania

A Broader View Volunteers - Tanzania,2009: by Mariana Vigiola Cruz

 

 

 

Short Term Guests Exchange experience

 

2015 RWJ Hospital experience- New Jersey by University of Graz, Austria students: Julia Kerth and Andreas Hoefel

 

2017 RWJ Hospital experience by Tzu chi University, Taiwan students: Chien, Yung-Jiun and Chang, Chun-Yu