Clarkson science students volunteer in Vietnam
Wednesday, November 27, 2019 - 1:01 pm

POTSDAM -- Thirteen Clarkson University pre-health science students completed two weeks of medical observation and volunteer help at a hospital in Vietnam in June.

The students, all members of Clarkson's Doctors without Borders (DWB) club which organized the trip, donated their time at Thng Nht Hospital, the largest hospital in Ho Chi Minh City.

Clarkson's DWB, which has been traveling since 2012 to destinations like South America and Central America, is not an affiliate of the international organization. It is a local club, focused on delivering healthcare to low income or underserved people nationally and internationally.

In Vietnam, the volunteers worked in the emergency room, the operating room, urology, neurology, rehabilitation, gastro-intestinal, trauma, and traditional medicine (acupuncture and herbal medicine).