‘Learning While on Vacation is Added Advantage’

‘Learning While on Vacation is Added Advantage’

The Chief Administrator of AUN Health Center, Philip Eappen, thinks that studying while on vacation has uncountable benefits.

These advantages include enriching an individual in his or her career path, he said.

Mr. Eappen, who set out as a career nurse, participated in a study-abroad program during this year’s summer, under the aegis of Central Michigan University, CMU. He is now a second-year doctoral student there.

“I spent more than six weeks engaging with the leading international public health organizations in the world. It was one of the best career-enriching vacations of my life.”

CMU doctoral program sends students to the world’s most prestigious organizations for attachment. Mr. Eappen spent his first one week at the Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) at Atlanta. Here, he learned more about public health, public funding for health, and had a chance for several other training opportunities.

Mr. Eappen also attended the National Health Services, NHS, Wales (Cardiff) seminar in June. It was a comparative study of health care scores all over the world, particularly the US and UK. His group visited many rural as well as urban NHS setups and studied the “health for all” concept and interacted with health workers to learn from their perspectives.

He also spent time in Geneva’s most prestigious health organizations, attended training by the World Health Organization, WHO, and spent quality time looking at newest healthcare challenges in the emerging healthcare centers. The doctoral students' group also visited the United Nations, UN, International Committee of the Red Cross and Red Crescent, ICRC, International Organization for Migration, IOM, and several local health organizations in Europe during the summer vacation.


Reported by Omorogbe Omorogiuwa