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Tammy Chen - OLAGA, Apia, Samoa

American Samoa

Career goal: Obstetrician-Maternal Fetal Specialist

Internship outline: Project #1: National University of Samoa-School of Nursing. Mixed-methods project to understand the birthing preferences of Samoan women.

Project #2: Obstetrics/Gynecology Department at the Tupua Tamasese Meaole Hospital. Extracting data from medical records to create a customized fetal growth chart and to understand factors that influence fetal growth

Value of experience: My internship in Samoa was truly a pivotal moment in my global public health journey. I gained valuable skills and developed strong professional relationships with my team members.

Best moment/experience: Getting to know the medical and nursing students through field work in the villages and hospitals

Funding source: Dull Family Summer Internship Fund