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Spontaneous activity is expressed in many developing CNS structures and is crucial in correct network development. Previous work using [Ca(2+)](i) imaging showed that in the embryonic mouse hindbrain spontaneous activity is initiated by a driver population, the serotonergic neurons of the nascent raphe. Serotonergic neurons derived from former rhombomere 2(More)
PURPOSE The purpose of this qualitative study was to understand what meaning(s) preclinical students attributed to participation in one-week international service-learning trips (ISLTs) and what specific experiences during the trips accounted for such perspectives. METHOD Twenty-four first-year students who had participated in one-week ISLTs at the(More)
PROBLEM International medical electives typically represent a unidirectional flow of students from economically advantaged countries in the global "North" to resource-poor nations in the global "South." Little is known about the impact of bilateral exchanges on students from less affluent nations. APPROACH Since 2007, students from the University of(More)
BACKGROUND In international health experiences, learners are exposed to different culturally-based patient care models. Little is known about student perceptions of patient-provider interactions when they travel from low-to high-resource settings. The purpose of this study was to explore these reflections among a subset of Ghanaian medical students who(More)
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