health care experience abroad

Allie Dickson of Burns Lake spent six weeks in Kisumu, Kenya, this summer as part of the Harvard Summer School Program.

Allie Dickson of Burns Lake

Allie Dickson of Burns Lake

Allie Dickson of Burns Lake, second from right, spent six weeks in Kisumu, Kenya, this summer as part of the Harvard Summer School Program.

She helped screen and treat malnourished children during her stay. A fourth-year student in health and sciences studies at the University of Northern British Columbia (UNBC), Dickson is considering entering the Northern Medical Program at UNBC. “It was truly an unforgettable experience,” Dickson said. ““If I become a doctor in Northern B.C., this experience will be very valuable in informing the way I deal with health issues.”