Maria Gonzales, a current medical student, said she now saves time and produces more accurate work when she travels outside the rural communities because she can immediately debrief using the MICís infrastructure without waiting for her next opportunity to use the computers on campus.


 

 

 

 

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Medical Information Centers in Nicaragua Are Critical Resources
for Doctors and Students

by Santiago Castellon, edited by Caitlin Coyle

 

According to its Director, Dr. Cesar Flores, the Medical Information Center (MIC) at the Centro de Salud de Sutiava Clinic in Leon, Nicaragua, serves as an important resource for doctors and medical students. The MIC provides up to date medical information which serves not only in the practice of medicine, but also in medical research. For instance, doctors and students, working in hospital laboratories, use the MIC in their investigation of a variety of bacteria and virus.

 

In coordination with the Nicaraguan Ministry of Health staff, the MIC has developed several successful scientific journals.

 

Both students and doctors have benefited greatly from using the Sutiava MIC. Maria Gonzales, a current medical student, said she now saves time and produces more accurate work when she travels outside the rural communities because she can immediately debrief using the MICís infrastructure without waiting for her next opportunity to use the computers on campus.

 

Doctors teaching at the MIC said the facilities are very useful because it is easy for them to acquire materials to illustrate any matter for class discussion. They can also refer all students to the MIC for further study on any medical issue.

 

The Medical Information Center at the Heodra Hospital has received similar praise from doctors and students. Dr. Rutilio Rivera, the Director of Heodra Hospital, is very pleased to have such an important Center in his hospital. He contends that a regional hospital without a MIC is not a regional hospital.

 

These projects are sponsored by the Tiburon-Belvedere Rotary Club in California and The Rotary Foundation in cooperation with the Rotary Club in Leůn, Nicaragua.

 

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