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Child Family Health International
October 31, 2011

I recently participated in the Sight for All Opthalmology program in New Delhi, India. It truly has been an amazing experience. Not only did it strengthen my professional and personal communication skills, but I was able to gain knowledge about global health issues and how collaborative strategies can be developed to solve some of the health related problems existing in developing countries, such as India. As a pre-med student at UC Santa Cruz and an aspiring physician, this program gave me more of the right reasons to become a healthcare provider. On a daily basis, my day started around 9am and ended at 4 or 5 pm, including lunch. During these hours, I had a chance to shadow and get hands on experience from a great team of physicians. The physician on duty would show me the procedures of an eye check up and then allow me to perform the same procedures on multiple patients. I spent most of my times in the retinal, cornea, OT, and pediatrics. In the Operation theatre, i was given the opportunity to closely watch different eye surgeries being performed by physicians on duty. There was so much knowledge passed on by professionals everyday. I would definitely recommend this program to anyone wanting to gain more hands-on clinical skills and learning about a different culture. Trust me, there will be no regrets! This is one part of my life that I will always look back and smile. During the program, there are so many under-served lives you touch and in return, you begin to appreciate life in general. AMAZING!

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I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

in the Sight For All Opthalmology program, CFHI

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If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

I would have enjoyed the program if I were given a chance to visit other hospitals and make the difference in service.

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Would you volunteer for this group again?

Definitely

For the time you spent, how much of an impact did you feel your work or activity had?

Life-changing

Did the organization use your time wisely?

Quite well

Would you recommend this group to a friend?

Definitely

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2011

What one change could this group make that would improve your volunteer experience?

visiting surrounding hospitals.

Did your volunteer experience have an effect on you? (teaching you a new skill, or introducing new friends, etc.)

definitely improved personal and communication skills.

How did this volunteer experience make you feel?

I am so glad I took the first step to send out my application to become a participant in the program.

MY ROLE:
Volunteer & conducted clinical rotations at the Venu eye institute in New Delhi, India.