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A day in the medical interpreters scrubs

Hello everyone! My name is Brenda and I am the Director of the Community Health Workers Program! One of my main responsibilities is to serve as a medical interpreter for the doctors during clinics, as well as for the EMTs who do presentations for this project, and to be honest interpreting is one of my favorite things to do. Every clinic I get paired up with a doctor and sit through approximately 5-8 consults (depending on how busy the day is), and the conversations vary from translating about cold symptoms to family issues, to the towns chisme (gossip) lol. It's a very enjoyable role. Not only do I learn a lot about medicine from the questions the physician asks the patient, but I also get

Letter from the President

Hello world, Welcome to the International Health Collective's brand new website, I’m glad you’ve found the blog! Here you’ll be able to read first-hand accounts of what it’s like to work with this unique organization. Here's a bit about my life with IHC… My experiences with this organization continually reaffirm my faith in humanity and desire to work in healthcare. Being a part of IHC allows me to help make a positive impact in communities with real need. In a world of "voluntourism," IHC takes time to understand the needs of a community and provide continuity of care. We aim to empower existing community leaders with knowledge and skills to create change that is locally-based and lasting.

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