When I was considering coming to India, I was weighing a bunch of different factors.  I was nervous about spending two months so far away from everyone I love with three people I had never met before.  I knew I would be studying abroad this fall and that I probably would not have time to […]

My Project I just finished spending my summer at Aravind-Madurai, where I was working on improving the recruitment and management processes of the volunteer/internship program.  When I arrived, I learned that Dhivya and Srilakshmi took on a lot of the responsibilities related to the interns.  There were few formal systems and resources in place to […]

When Dr. G. Venkataswamy founded Aravind Eye Hospital in 1976, he sought to fix India’s problem of needless blindness.  To make a dent in the “backlog of 20 million blind eyes,” Dr. V. passionately described modeling the hospital system after McDonald’s.  After all, is there any reason selling sight-restoring operations should be more difficult than […]

If you had asked me six months ago where I would be this summer, I would have smiled and told you that only God knows, but that I was thinking New York or D.C.  I would have told you that I was submitting applications on the West Coast too, and a couple in the Midwest, […]

Hey everyone!  My name is Catherine Parr, and I am a rising junior at Penn studying health care management and policy in Wharton.  I am from Cold Spring, New York, a small town located along the Hudson River just an hour north of New York City.   This summer, I will be interning with Aravind […]