Epidemiology—the study of public health and emerging infectious diseases—has become a crucial area of medicine due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Medical student and Epidemiology TA Caroline Perocier Vargas goes through tips and tricks to succeed in this important course and more in Dextrocardia Podcast Episode 14.
Caroline is from Puerto Rico, and is currently studying at the University of Medicine and Health Sciences, St. Kitts. She is an Epidemiology TA and Power Up Leader. Caroline obtained her Biomedical B.A from the University of Puerto Rico in Aguadilla. During her free time she is a volunteer at the nonprofit Life Link. She also likes to spend her time listening music, reading books and spending time with her family and friends.
Dextrocardia features interviews with fellow medical students, medical school faculty, and medical practitioners on everything from how to succeed in medical school, to fighting racial inequality in medicine and how medical students are working in the BLM (Black Lives Matter) movement.
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(Top photo): UMHS student Caroline Perocier Vargas. Photo courtesy of Ms. Vargas.
Scott is Director of Digital Content at UMHS and editor of the UMHS Endeavour blog. When he's not writing about UMHS students, faculty, events, public health, alumni and UMHS research, he writes and edits Broadway theater reviews for a website he publishes in New York City, StageZine.com.