Serving an ‘Overlooked’ Population: Dartmouth Medical School Students Provide Health Care to Migrant Workers (Valley News)


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Holly Schroeder and Karl Dietrich visited their first farm nearly two years ago, after receiving a $2,000 grant from The Albert Schweitzer Fellowship. Currently, they visit seven farms twice a year to check workers for common health issues like high cholesterol and hearing loss.

“We both came into med school with an interest in service,” said Schroeder. “That’s why we got into medicine in the first place.”

Read the full story, published by the Valley News on 11/27/11.

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