UMHS St. Kitts medical student discovers what it means to care about patients
Kristen Riggs, UMHS St. Kitts Medical Student

UMHS St. Kitts medical student, Dr. Kristin Riggs, puts a little heart into the practice of medicine. Her article, “For José” is a moving, personal narrative published in the January 2012 issue of  Family Medicine Journal , written while still in clinical rotations.

Dr. Riggs will no doubt have many similar patient encounters in her future as a Family Physician.  Perhaps it is her insight drawn from her medical school training in the Caribbean at UMHS St. Kitts that led her to write:

“In just a split second, his eyes told me more than any doctor or procedure had told me that day; he was scared, he was alone, and there was nothing he could do about it.”

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About UMHS:

Built in the tradition of the best US universities, the University of Medicine and Health Sciences focuses on individualized student attention, small class sizes and recruiting high quality faculty. For these reasons, UMHS is quickly becoming the school of choice among Caribbean medical schools.


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