Pine Ridge Day 1
Flexibility is clearly going to be the theme for the week. As an internal medicine resident, I was originally going to be working in the Wanblee clinic with one of our other providers from Gundersen. However, after he had to cancel, I was informed last week that I am not able to work at the clinic anymore. The trip coordinators said they would understand if I wanted to cancel as well, but I had been looking forward to going out to Pine Ridge to learn and help out. So I decided to be flexible and volunteer to help out anywhere I could be useful. At this point, it looks like I’ll be splitting my time between helping with physical exams with kids at the schools and helping with the First Aid fairs that other members of our group have organized. But who knows, even that plan could change throughout the week, and that’s fine by me!
I’m just glad to be here. I really enjoyed the ride out today and being able to stop at the Badlands for some hiking!