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Sprinting, Pivoting, and Birthday Wishing

February has been full of sprints, design projects, keeping up with 2 course electives (Medical Human Factors, Strategic Problem Solving), and job interviewing. Sprints are great- you get to help other people work on their projects when your personal project … Continue reading

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There’s never a dull day in GMI…

After nearly a full month of winter break, I’m ready to bring my projects back up to speed. Josh, Dr. Richardson and I were invited to present our work in telemedicine at MD Anderson on January 19. I spent the … Continue reading

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Perfecting the Art of GMI Juggling

Hello- I wanted to write up a quick overview of the month of November before finals week begins! In the past 30 days I’ve split my time between my Teledermatology implementation project, a heart biopsy project, compiling a list of … Continue reading

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Groovy Sharks, Electric Mustaches

Did that title get your attention? Good! I got it off a random word generator. As I’m sitting on my couch writing this blog, I’ve had a lot to reminisce about the month of October. I went to Brazil and … Continue reading

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Preparing for Brazil and the Month of October

It’s been two weeks since my last blog post, and I wanted to update everyone on what I’ve been doing, and what I plan to do for the next month of October! I’ve been developing an app that can help … Continue reading

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September: Intro to REDCap Teledermatology Implementation Project

This past month has been the maiden voyage of many things: graduate school at Rice University, living in Texas, and my implementation project. I’m still not used to the beauty of campus at Rice- I don’t think I’ll ever get … Continue reading

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Week 11: If You’re Reading This, It’s Too Late (to go back to Costa Rica)

It has been 11 weeks in Costa Rica, and my time here has come to an end. I’ve observed hospitals, stood in on medical procedures, built a prototype room for dialysis, and worked in teams with Costa Ricans varying from … Continue reading

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Week 10: Learning From Others

This week I worked mostly on Project 3, creating and verifying a test method and test method validation protocol for colonoscopy devices. Since I only have one week left in Costa Rica, I wanted to make sure I made the … Continue reading

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Week 9: As One Project Ends, Another Begins!

A lot has happened this week! Project 1 successfully reached its goal and ended. Because of this, I’ve been assigned a 3rd project! In this project there have been issues with a device used in colonoscopies recently- a wire loop … Continue reading

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Week 8: Turning Limones into Limonada

This week presented me with the challenge of time: too much of it! Both of my projects hit a speed bump, and I found myself with more autonomy than expected. On Monday morning I converted my potential solutions for Project … Continue reading

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