Cuban doctors work to reach their dreams through Hershey Medical Center program
When Dr. Lidys Rivera Galvis arrived in the United States, one of her main goals was to take her licensing exam and then apply for residency to work as a doctor as she did in her native Colombia. What she didn't know, however, was that achieving these goals would be a long and complex process — especially when one doesn't know the language and has few economic resources or connections.
But with the help of Dr. Patricia Silveyra, an assistant professor of pediatrics at Penn State College of Medicine, Dr. Daniel Weber, a retired obstetrician/gynecologist from Lancaster, and other community members, Rivera Galvis has successfully navigated her way through the system. She is currently serving as a fellow in Penn State Health Milton S. Hershey Medical Center's Simulation Education and Research Fellowship program and conducting her fellow project, an international medical graduate (IMG) program.
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