"During my second year of residency, I had the opportunity to practice international medicine in rural Jamaica through sponsorship by the Issa Trust Foundation. Though Jamaica is known for its white sandy beaches and elaborate resorts, one does not have to travel far to see the poverty and the poor access to healthcare that is the reality for the majority of its citizens. Though resources were scarce, I felt like I was able to make a difference in the lives of those that streamed through my clinic day in and day out. I came to depend on my physical exam when additional diagnostic testing was either too expensive or not available entirely. Overall, I feel that this experience has helped me hone my skills as a physician and expand my view on international medicine." – Drew Behunin, DO
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