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Lipi Gupta stands in the belly of Los Tres Ojos (or The Three Eyes, in English), a cave in the Dominican Republic that holds three lagoons. Photo credit: Wendy Sun

Lipi Gupta stands in the belly of Los Tres Ojos (or The Three Eyes, in English), a cave in the Dominican Republic that holds three lagoons. Photo credit: Wendy Sun

Each summer, dozens of rising second-year VCU medical students travel with a medical brigade known as HOMBRE.

Started more than 15 years ago on the MCV Campus, it's grown over the years to include four sites in Honduras, the Dominican Republic and Peru. In June, the Class of 2019's Lipi Gupta was research coordinator for the Dominican Republic trip. She's given us a window into her experience.

Hello

June 8: Anticipation

June 9: Transformation

June 10: First Day!

June 11: Discovery

June 12: Perspective

June 13: Wonder

June 14: Permission to question

June 15: Coordination

June 16: Parting Words


Lipi Gupta's travel to the Dominican Republic was funded in part by the Mary Virginia Stevens Global Health Scholarship. Gupta is the inaugural recipient of the scholarship that was created by Internal Medicine Associate Professor Michael P. Stevens, M'04, H'07, MPH'11 and Lillian Flores Stevens, who earned her doctorate from VCU’s College of Humanities and Sciences in 2010. Housed at the MCV Foundation, the scholarship honors Mike Stevens' grandmother whose generosity helped provide him global health experiences as a student. The scholarship is one of more than 100 privately funded awards at the MCV Foundation that benefit medical students.