On our last day of clinical we participated in a mass immunization for a measles outbreak occurring in Mayamot Elementary School.
We would now like to take this opportunity to thank all of those who helped facilitate our time in the Philippines. These include, but are not limited to, the Dean’s of nursing Dr. J. Tuazon, UPM, Dr. C. Divinagracia, UERMMMC, and Sr. Carolina Agravante, SPC, President, St. Paul Univeristy, Iloilo, all of whom welcomed us into their schools whole heartedly. Also, the many faculty members who helped us receive an extraordinary clinical experience, including Jerry, Ruby, Mrs. Lim, Ms. Castro, Ms. Mollo, and Zandro. You were all amazing and taught us so much, thanks! We would like to extend another huge thank you to all of the nursing students who acted as our “buddies” and our personal translators while working in the community. We have formed new and lasting friendships and are looking forward to maintaining these contacts in the future. Thanks goes out to Lorna Butler from the University of Saskatchewan, who helped make this trip possible, as well as our instructor Susan Fowler-Kerry who believed in us enough to allow us to partake in this experience. Lastly, thank you to all of those who followed our blog and took interest in sharing our experiences. We bid you adieu.