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Dr. Mark Ryan and other members of his VCU team reflect on medical trip to Puerto Rico

Wed, 21 Feb 2018 14:39:15 EST

Mark Ryan, MD, and an interdisciplinary team comprised of VCU clinicians and students traveled to Puerto Rico in December and learned a great deal while providing care to storm-ravaged Puerto Rico last month. Perhaps two of the greatest lessons: Even months after the September storm caused a humanitarian crisis, the situation on the island is still changing rapidly and health needs — especially mental health needs — will continue for a long time.

It was like life was on standby:” reflections on the December 2017 trip to Puerto Rico (via VCU News)

Read about the preparation for the trip, in a VCU News article from December 2017