When Ashley Kilp walked through the small mountain village of Korbo Odumasi, Ghana, a familiar refrain followed her: “Obroni! Obroni!” Loosely translated as “foreigner,” or more accurately, a white person, obronis stand out in the West African nation, especially in remote villages like Korbo Odumasi. Earlier that day, Kilp traveled three hours from the capital city of Accra to the village, where she found a line of people waiting for her and the rest of the team from the Crystal Eye Clinic.
Student Service Award: Heather Bernard
Senior chemistry major and HPP student Heather Bernard was among 19 individuals Carnegie Mellon University’s Alumni Association honored during its 2010 Homecoming Weekend.
What do bagpipes and medicine have in common? CMU sophomore Roberta Sefcik.
Sefcik chose Carnegie Mellon because of the university's excellent music school and bagpipe performance program. She also found herself dreaming of pursuing a career in medicine.
On August 25, eighteen HPP students walked in to UPMC Shadyside Hospital and began a 10-week journey to experience first-hand what it’s like to be a medical resident. As volunteers with the competitive UPMC Shadyside/Carnegie Mellon University Preceptorship Program, the students will be assigned to two residents and will shadow each for a 5-week period.