Category: Medical & Molecular Sciences
Influencing Career Trajectories
March 16, 2023 Written by Amy Cherry | Photos submitted by students, Virginia Hughes
UD students see surgeries for first time in Winter Session study abroad in Spain
On her second day in pediatrics at Hospital de Mérida in Spain, Shannon Eberle was mid-conversation with a physician when they were forced to drop everything to help an 8-month-old baby suffering from repetitive seizures.
“He was turned on his side and given high-flow oxygen,” Eberle recalled. “That day, he had five more seizures.”
The junior, who is majoring in medical diagnostics with a pre-physician assistant (PA) concentration (MDD-Pre-PA), was shadowing doctors at the teaching hospital in Mérida over Winter Session as part of the University of Delaware’s first study abroad trip to Mérida. For the first time, Eberle saw the diagnosis process unfold.