Blogs from Dominica, Central America Caribbean - page 8


Well, another week and a half or so has gone by and I have now been in Dominica for about a month. It's weird to think that a month has gone by already, but at the same time, my concept of time is lost. Yesterday feels like ten years ago. Soooo... what have I been up to? Needless to say, I have been extremely busy. I have been in class, at meetings, studying, playing soccer, and.... I think that's about it. Classes are going well and I did my first dissection this past week - my group dissected the suboccipital triangle in the back of the head. Essentially, if you feel the back of your head for a little bony structure and then move your fingers down to your spine, that's where we dissected. How was ... read more

White Coat pictures: Monday, May 19, 2008 6:20pm Well, it’s the first day of my second week of classes and I am taking a break from reading about back problems (although I should probably master this information for my Dad’s sake….). So, let me recap this past week, as it’s been a while. So I had a horrible day of classes last Wednesday (I believe), and updated you all with a pretty bleak blog. Sorry about that. That day was extremely stressful, but you all should know that things are getting better. Classes after that day seemed more manageable and I’ve had some extracurricular activities to take my mind off some of the classroom stress. Extracurricular activity #1: My parents came to visit!! They came from Wednesday until this morning (Monday), and we had an ... read more

I uploaded more pix - the link is the same for all of the albums, but I'll keep sending it when I upload more things. Enjoy! ... read more

Going Home to Dominica..… The search for our perfect plot of land begins, We began our search on the Internet, in order to research the current property market and grasp a realistic idea of what we could expect to get for our money. One thing we found rather frustrating was that all prices were displayed in United Sates Dollars, which meant we had to convert to British Sterling back to USD then into Eastern Caribbean Dollars every time we found something we liked (which is where “Google” came in handy!). However, something I found to be comfortingly familiar is the fact that Dominican Law is based upon British Law, which is something I am accustomed with due to my work with the British Youth Justice Board. I turned my back on my highly stressful job and ... read more

Hi, Everyone My White Coat ceremony is tomorrow at 2pm and the school has provided a live link of the event. I've pasted it below. Just incase anyone's interested.... xoxo, Brooke... read more


May 14, 2008 2:00pm It’s been a couple of days since I’ve written. It’s currently Wednesday and I have completed my third day of medical school. Things are going alright so far… let’s see if I can remember my classes: Gross Anatomy, Histology, Biochemistry, Doctor Patient Society, Physiology… I think that’s it but I can’t remember. Today’s classes were awful - we had biochemistry where the professor thought it was a good idea for us to teach each other without any lecture, which really just annoyed everyone. Then we had two anatomy lectures that were raced through and incredibly confusing. Now I am sitting in a session about studying which is a complete waste of my time. Yeah, school sucks. This past Saturday I went on an island tour that lasted the entire day. We left ... read more

Hey, All Here are some new pictures! I will write with updates later! ~Brooke... read more

Pictures are finally here!!! Go to: This is the site I will be using to continue to upload and share pictures. I will make new blog posts when new pictures have been added. Enjoy!! xoxo, Brooke... read more

Hi, Everybody!! I FINALLY got my barrels, which means that I finally got the stuff to upload my photos!!! WWWOOOO!!!! Dominica is getting better by the day. I think I have found some people who I will be able to study and hang out with, with is extremely relieving. Most of the people here a very nice. I live on Moo Cow Trail. How awesome is that!?! So basically, there are random cows on the side of the road, either tide to a tree or roaming freely. I have come back at night to walk right next to a cow on the side of the road who scared the crap out of me when he moved. The animals here are not scared at all by people. We have a TON of stray dogs - one of ... read more

Sunday, May 4th 1045am Well, I have made it safe and sound to San Juan, Puerto Rico. I left Boston a little after 0630 and touched down in San Juan right around 1010 local and EST time. The flight was good and the landing was one of the best I have ever experienced - lack of kissing the seat in front of you while the plane is braking and fearing the gear is going to break off from the intense jarring of plane to ground makes you thankful for a landing you hardly feel. Puerto Rico seemed nice coming in - it appears to be very mountainous with peeks and valleys. The airport area is very built up with a lot of houses and buildings around it. I am told the temperature here is around 75 ... read more

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