UW students learn rural medical issues


Last updated 4/5/2018 at 10:50am

--Photo courtesy of Barb Schlimmer.

University of Washington medical students Huy Nguyen (Patrick), Rina Yan, Suhani Patel and Kai Zhu flank Odessa hospital x-ray technician Drex Palmer, center, during their week here job-shadowing members of the medical community.

Odessa Memorial Healthcare Center hosted four University of Washington job-shadow students on March 19-23. This is the first time that two boys and two girls came to Odessa. These students are interested in going into a variety of healthcare fields, and we have the opportunity to show them what rural medicine and rural life are like.

Huy Nguyen (Patrick) currently volunteers at UW Medical Center as both an escort and pharmacy assistant. Patrick knows that he would like to go into pharmacy and was able to spend his week with at Odessa Drug, our local pharmacy.

Rina Yan was born in Washing...

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