Posts Tagged: public health

New Learning Opportunities!

Hello! My name is Tricia and I’m a junior studying Sociology and Global Health at Northwestern. I will be updating this blog with stories, reflections, and thoughts from my time in Mexico City, but, for now, the thoughts swirling through my head as I sit here in Chicago will have to suffice. To say the… Read more »

Final Thoughts and Reflections

Leaving Mexico at the end of my program was an unbelievably sad experience for me. Though it may have taken me a week or two to get adjusted, Mexico City really grew on me and I began enjoying everything it had to offer immensely. Ironically, the time I was enjoying it the most was also only… Read more »

Help and Do No Harm

One of the highlights and most exciting aspects of this program was the research. Every week, I’d look forward to going to the Instituto Nacional de Ciencias Medicas y Nutricion Salvador Zubiran, which was in the center of a bustling and lively neighborhood. We conducted research at CAIPaDi, which is a center for comprehensive care… Read more »

La clinica en Malinalco

Two weekends ago, our program had the opportunity to work with Universidad Panamericana in conducting research on childhood obesity in a rural town called Malinalco.  With the direction of two UP faculty investigators, three medical school students, two nursing students, and one psychology student, we wanted to help find any physical, social, cultural, and environmental… Read more »

The Nuances in “Normal”

One word. Malinalco. We had the unique experience of going to Malinalco, a small but breathtaking rural town close to Mexico City, to conduct anthropometric and psychosociocultural research regarding nutrition and obesity on the population of children there. In awe of being surrounded by towering green mountains and the wonder of nature, it was hard… Read more »

Malinalco: A change of scenery and mind

Malinalco: rural and small in size, yet extreme in its natural beauty and historic significance. A mere 2.5 hour drive from the crowded and hectic atmosphere of Mexico City, it was the perfect place for a weekend get-away—especially to get some clinical research experience in the field done. After a rough morning of departing Universidad… Read more »

Mexico On My Mind

My name is Qian Kun Tan and I am a junior at Northwestern studying Biological Sciences and Asian American Studies. This summer, I will be studying abroad in Mexico City, on the Public Health in Mexico program. Being able to learn abroad is one of the most rewarding experiences in a lifetime. It provides the… Read more »

Preliminary Thoughts About Studying Abroad in Mexico

My name is Jason Kim. I am a junior who is currently on the pre-med track, with a biological sciences major and a global health minor. I chose the Public Health in Mexico program before I already had a rudimentary understanding of Spanish that would allow me to integrate into the culture more easily, and… Read more »