Today is our first full day in Lima. It’s great being back in the country and being a part of this mission trip again. I’m excited to see how different this experience will be compared to when I went 2 years ago. So far it’s been off to an exciting start. A small group of 4th years were invited to be interviewed on a local TV/talk radio station to explain what osteopathic medicine is and discuss our efforts in Peru. Today was the day of my interview and it was a fun experience! It was nice being able to help promote our profession and mission in that way…although I’m glad there was a translator with us because my Spanish was a little more rusty than I thought! We finished off the day with an incredible dinner party and everyone had a great time. Definitely looking forward to what the rest of the trip has in store.
Brian McParland – 8/13