Brendan was able to make some time to explore the diverse climates and landscapes in Peru, making memories hiking the Andes and exploring the sand dunes. He was even able to experience the diversity of food. Pictured is Brendan trying coy, the Peruvian delicacy of guinea pig. Brendan observed that the dish is prepared differently in each town and he enjoyed the fried coy he ate.
In Fall 2017, Brendan spoke at an information session for first year medical students, who are a part of a Global Health Interest Group in the School of Medicine. Brendan emphasized the Center for Global Health Travel Scholarships in his talk, stating that he would not have been able to have the experience he had without the aid. “Pittsburgh is a great city,“ said Brendan. “But take opportunities to go work elsewhere – it will change you for the better.”