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Contributed by Zhou Yi, Class of 2015

During the periods of spring-summer, the 2012 Project Karen team set off as planned on 27th April and headed towards Chiang Mai, Thailand. Sixteen of us, including thirteen Duke-NUS medical students and three doctors, felt very excited about this mission trip and were ambitious in achieving our planned goals.

Project KAREn collage

More Pics can be found on the Duke-NUS Education flickr page here

Once again, another group of enthusiastic students continue the tradition of Project KAREn by embarking on their journey to Huay Khao Lip, a Karen Hill Tribe village near Chiang Mai in northern Thailiand. Conceived by a group of devoted Duke-NUS seniors in 2010, the objectives of Project Karen are to give much needed help to this village and improve students' clinical skills by training as volunteer doctors.

Project Karen Duke-NUS

Stopping by for a picturesque shot at the Great Ocean Road in Victoria, Australia

Project KAREn

I am always been a firm believer that great things will happen for those who take risks. It has been nearly 3 years since I enrolled at Duke-NUS Graduate Medical School as a medical student. Like most of my international classmates, we took the risk to embark to this new school, live in a new country, meet new people, move away from family/friends/love ones, integrating into a new society/culture and learning how to appreciate a good chicken rice!