Instead of a sunny beach somewhere in the south, a group of Lewis & Clark Community College students recently went even further south during their spring break to bring medical service to a small Central American country.  Seven nursing students, two registered nurses and two administrators traveled to Guatemala to establish a rural health clinic to serve a small, rural village called Virginia. 

That’s about 10-hours on a bus from Guatemala City, according to Donna Meyer, the school’s Dean of Health Sciences.  But, she says the trip was time well spent.

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Although they had translators, the group’s biggest challenge was communication with the village residents. Differences in medical terminology from English to Spanish created a particular challenge.

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