Indonesia 2018

Location: Mojokerto, Indonesia

How long was the ultrasound-related portion of your trip? We spent 2 weeks teaching ultrasound to midwives and nursing students at a college in Mojokerto, Indonesia.

How many UCI medical students were a part of your team? There was a total of 10 students on Team Indonesia.

Did you conduct ultrasound research? If so, what type?
Yes! Our education study assessed the efficacy of medical students in teaching physicians, nursing students, and midwives a comprehensive ultrasound course in two weeks.

How many abstracts did your group (in total) submit to the World Congress in Ultrasound Medical Education Conference in Salem, NC this year? 0

Which other conferences did your group submit abstracts to? We’re planning to submit abstracts to 2 other conferences.

What types of clinical activities did you participate in aside from ultrasound?
At the end of our teaching program, we shadowed a local physician at an OB/GYN clinic. It was interesting to see how they provided care in the setting of a local free clinic.

Non-medical adventures?
One weekend, we climbed to the top of Mt. Bromo, an active volcano in East Java, where we were able to look down into its center and see smoke billowing out. We also visited Yogyakarta, where we visited Borobudur Temple and Prambanan Temple, one of the largest Buddhist and Hindu temples in the world. After we were finished teaching, we snorkeled in the most beautiful coral reefs of the Komodo Islands and then spent the rest of the week exploring Bali. Indonesia is incredibly beautiful and its natural diversity allows visitors to engage in a wide variety of activities.

From our team:
Sean Thompson: “I had a blast refining my ultrasound skills and teaching our wonderful students”
Brenda Yee: “Can’t imagine exploring this country with a better group of people. #BillyForever”
Tiffany Lei: “Thankful for my team for keeping me on track #choochoo”
Diane Rhee: “We came out as Ohana <3”
Brian Kobayashi: “California has no culture…compared to Indonesia”

From our students:
“All is good and fun”
“Perfect and happiness”
“Everything is perfect. Easy to understand”
“I think you guys are the best. We are so happy.”
“All of you are the best youth teachers.”

Recommendations for those going to the same place next summer:
A good translator! Ideally you’d have someone on your team who can speak the language, as well as a PROFESSIONAL medical translator for lectures!

Team zotfunder: