First Class of Residents Graduate!

Last Friday, AHD made history.

The very first class of four postgraduate Family Physician residents from Salud y Desarrollo Andino (Saludesa), or Andean Health and Development in Spanish, graduated from the three-year program in Pedro Vicente Maldonado.

Dr. Lida Ordonez, Dr. Isabel Pacheco, Dr. Sara Romero, and Dr. Carlos Troya were the first to join the Saludesa Residency Program.  They now will go on to be rural health care leaders in Pedro Vicente Maldonado and other parts of Ecuador.

Their three-year training involved classroom work in Quito and PVM, rotations in the hospital, and serving all kinds of cases:  vehicle accidents, snake bite wounds, farming accidents, and even depression.

These residents are now equipped to handle the wide range of medical needs in the community.  The rest of Ecuador is already taking notice.  The Social Security Institute is looking to Saludesa to help train some of its doctors as well.

Congrats Grads! You are tomorrow’s leaders in global health.

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