A Day ‘Till the Adventures in Italy Begin!

Hello everyone! Less than one day until I get on an international flight and land in Italy! I very much doubt I will be able to sleep tonight from my excitement.

Here’s a little bit about myself. My name is Bretty Aziz, and I am an upcoming senior at the University of South Florida, Tampa campus. I am majoring in biomedical sciences and hope to get into medical school in the near future. In fact, I just took my MCAT exam, and this upcoming Italy trip will be an amazing way to de-stress after months of studying. Thanks to the generosity of USF and its amazing people and charitable donations, I received the Genshaft/Greenbaum Passport Scholarship Endowed Fund. Because of this scholarship, I am able to finally achieve a lifelong dream of mine and study abroad!

Not only do I get to experience the rich culture of Italy, but I also get the amazing opportunity to write a chapter in an e-Book. This book will be on the Italian health care system and how it differs from our own. My chapter will be on some disparities in the Italian health care system. We will also be observing physicians in different hospitals. I am very excited about this since this class integrates science, medicine, and culture!

I am looking forward to exploring all the hidden jewels Italy has to offer. I know that this experience will be what I make of it, and I plan on making it the best time of my life!


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