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Looking to the Future

Since deciding to attend Rice University and join the GMI program I have felt a variety of different emotions. It is difficult to believe that I will be leaving my hometown and the place that gave me some of the … Continue reading

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GMI: Upcoming Virtual Interest Meetings, Nov 15 and Dec 12

Would you like to learn more about the GMI program? The curriculum? The international internship? How would you like to meet the director of the GMI program? And speak with current students? If you answered YES to either of these … Continue reading

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Week Three: Projects, First Steps, Culture

If you’ve ever had an internship, especially those in medical industry, you probably know one thing above all else to be true. The first week is a lot of training, document reading, and a general feeling of I have no … Continue reading

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New Projects & Dory – Week 3

As of this past week, I have finally settled into a (somewhat) normal routine during the work week! I am big into planning and scheduling, so having a consistent routine helps reduce the sense of uncertainty I feel when I … Continue reading

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Week 3: Pupusas and Dory

I’ve finished the second week of my internship and my third week in Costa Rica. This week at Boston Scientific has been filled with a lot more research about the materials and processes that will be used in the new … Continue reading

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The Internship Begins

At last our main reason for coming (back) to Costa Rica has begun: each of us has started our own internship at a couple of medtech companies. While it is still too soon to come to any conclusions regarding the … Continue reading

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Internship

Starting an internship is always nerve-wracking—similar to the feeling of a first day at school or tightening the tie for that first sign-in at a new job. Unsure what to expect, with a fear of the worst and a hope … Continue reading

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Week 2: Boston Scientific

Week 1 of my internship at Boston Scientific is complete! It’s been exciting to settle into the place where I’ll be working for the rest of the summer, meet a lot of people, and learn about my project. This is … Continue reading

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GMI Feelings and Expectations

From the very beginning I feel like the GMI program is a welcome challenge to my career, both in a professional perspective as well as personal one. Being one of the first international students in the program entails a phantom … Continue reading

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Needs Finding in Costa Rica

During the first week of our 10 week summer program in my home country we dedicated most of our time to needs finding and exploration in the various levels of the Costa Rican healthcare system. We traveled to six of … Continue reading

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