2009

Medical Students Complete Elective in India

UW medical students Nick Frame, Chris Seabruck, Melanie Schmitt, and Chirantan Mukhopadhyay spend 4 weeks in India for an international health elective with Dr. Suresh Chandra.

” The personal stories of many shared while traveling to these small agrarian villages touched me deeply and I found hope in those people building a growing movement occurring in northern Indian eye care.  It is a shift in philosophy from the all or nothing one-day eye camps, swooping in once a year stressing large volumes of cataract surgeries, to vision centers placed permanently within the communities that they serve. ” – SEABRUCK